Date: 7th October 2010 at 4:32pm
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The partial domestic break appears to have given Sir Alex Ferguson time to reflect.

With Manchester United sitting third in the table, behind Manchester City and the leaders Chelsea, Sir Alex has spoken about the sides failings in those first seven Premier League fixtures of the season.

Viewing his comments, Sir Alex appears to have come to the conclusion that our main problem is a lack of that killer instinct that was, once, our trademark.

Speaking about the subject, Sir Alex is quoted as having said, in a leading red-top publication,

“This present team does not kill off sides as well as they should – that`s the one area where I would like to see an improvement.”

“At Fulham we missed a penalty with three minutes to go, which would have made it 3-1 and put the game out of sight. We threw points away there.”

“And then it was even worse at Everton, where we threw away two goals in injury time. That`s unthinkable.”

“We were wasteful and paid the ultimate price.”


But, whilst Sir Alex appears, in a roundabout way, to castigate his defence, although it should be mentioned that defence starts from the very front, he has no qualms about his side going forward, further commenting,

“We haven`t had a problem scoring goals – we got three against Liverpool, Everton, West Ham and Newcastle. That suggests we don`t have a difficulty finding the net.”

Just running down the clock some of us would say!

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