Saints win changed Fergie's plans

Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson

First published in Saints News

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Manchester City's shock defeat at Saints last night prompted him to scrap his selection plans and go full tilt for the Premier League title.

The move paid dividends as first-half goals from Ryan Giggs and Robin van Persie proved enough to see off a dogged Everton outfit at Old Trafford.

United are now 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League and even though it may take some of the edge from his players ahead of Wednesday's mouthwatering Champions League duel with Real Madrid, Ferguson believes it was worth the U-turn.

"As soon as I saw the result at Southampton I thought this was an opportunity for us to get a real comfortable lead," said Ferguson. "I scrapped the changes I originally planned to make.

"I was going to make about seven changes but it was about being realistic.

"We knew if we could get a result then it put us in a fantastic position and we can make changes later on in the season."

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8:29pm Sun 10 Feb 13

2getheras1 says...

But did the sweaty sock send Mo Po a bottle of wine by way a thank you?
But did the sweaty sock send Mo Po a bottle of wine by way a thank you? 2getheras1
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9:17pm Sun 10 Feb 13

mbetts says...

Fergie is a genius! Quote: Southampton are the best team we've played all season.

Next game... Man city, what happened next?

Genius!
Fergie is a genius! Quote: Southampton are the best team we've played all season. Next game... Man city, what happened next? Genius! mbetts
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10:49pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Just another reader says...

Think we played Wigan inbetween.
Think we played Wigan inbetween. Just another reader
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7:59am Mon 11 Feb 13

St.henley says...

Woo wait a minute we weren't doing you any favours we were doing it to prove we're going to stay up, I still remember who could of played there youth team on the last day of the season but didn't sending us out of the epl..
Woo wait a minute we weren't doing you any favours we were doing it to prove we're going to stay up, I still remember who could of played there youth team on the last day of the season but didn't sending us out of the epl.. St.henley
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10:52am Mon 11 Feb 13

shaun_inuk says...

St.henley wrote:
Woo wait a minute we weren't doing you any favours we were doing it to prove we're going to stay up, I still remember who could of played there youth team on the last day of the season but didn't sending us out of the epl..
If things didnt take the path they did we may never have been saved by Markus & Nicola. Things happen for a reason....cheers Sir Alex lol
[quote][p][bold]St.henley[/bold] wrote: Woo wait a minute we weren't doing you any favours we were doing it to prove we're going to stay up, I still remember who could of played there youth team on the last day of the season but didn't sending us out of the epl..[/p][/quote]If things didnt take the path they did we may never have been saved by Markus & Nicola. Things happen for a reason....cheers Sir Alex lol shaun_inuk
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