Date: 8th May 2012 at 4:47pm
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The quite probable loss of that 20th top flight title looks to be sitting heavily on the shoulders of Sir Alex.

Selecting some quotes from the tabloid press, it appears that in the aftermath of the defeat at the Etihad Stadium and the preceding 4-4 draw with Everton, Sir Alex is torn between the devil and the deep blue sea.

Reflecting on the City defeat, Sir Alex, in his comments, contemplates following City`s defensive tactics, remarking,

“In the end we just ran out of time, as Mancini made changes to give him five at the back. It`s the Italian mentality – and maybe we should sometimes go down that road.”

“We could certainly have done with bolting up the game against Everton.”

“If we had done just a fraction of what City did, I would probably be saying quite a different thing.”


But, then that old attacking philosophy kicks back in with Sir Alex further remarking,

“It is not in our nature to put up the shutters and I like to think it is our attacking, adventurous approach that has made United famous.”

“On balance it`s a policy that has also served us well in terms of trophies.”

“But if we lose the league this year there is no doubt the pivotal match was the 4-4 draw.”


So what is the solution?

A partial compromise perhaps!



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