Sir Alex warns rivals 'United will NEVER surrender'
The boss is fighting mad, his Manchester United side is facing a backs to the wall fight to regain the title. And nobody does siege mentality better than the Sir Alex Ferguson. It doesn’t matter who has upset him, whether it be the authorities, the media, fans, referees or fellow managers, when it comes to the crunch and United are under threat, the blockade is put in place. Former United defender Gary Pallister played under Sir Alex for 9 years winning four titles and three FA Cups. He told M.E.N’s Stuart Mathieson “I saw it for the first time in 1990”
“We were really getting it in the neck at the time. We were subjected to some bad flak. I had been an expensive purchase at the start of that season along with Paul Ince, Danny Wallace and Neil Webb” he remembers “we were all under the spotlight and the media were on our backs. They were giving the manager a hard time too and claiming his job was on the line”
“It was a tough time but Fergie responded the way he is doing now. Before we played Nottingham Forest in that crucial third round FA Cup match at the City Ground there was a ban on doing radio interviews and the press. It was about blocking everything off and concentrating the mind. It became an all for one, one for all situation. It was the Three Musketeers syndrome.” he said
“Ferguson made us realise we were all in it together. There is always a certain siege mentality that has to go on in a dressing room because it is always about yourselves as a team” he explained “but there are certain times when he ups that. The manager told us in the run up to that Forest match that you cannot let outside influences rule the roost.”
“It is not about what the press think, it was about trusting in each other. He used to say it is not about what others think or write – it is about us all as players sticking together. He impressed on us that you had to have faith in those players around you. He did make a thing about it being the world against us and you did believe it and hit back with a ‘we’ll show ‘em’ attitude.”
Looking ahead, Pallister has no doubt that Sir Alex can steady the ship “I am sure the manager will get the necessary response against Arsenal in the FA Cup. That’s a massive game because not only is progress in the Cup up for grabs it is also a chance for someone to put down a big marker ahead of the Premier League crunch at the Emirates on May 1. No matter Chelsea’s recent recovery and City being up there, I still think it is between United and Arsenal so that clash in London is a key one.”
Pallister believes the media backlash has been way over the top. “I think people are getting carried away” he said “away matches at Stamford Bridge and Anfield were always going to be tough. It is just unfortunate for United that they have come consecutively. The Chelsea result could have been different because United played well. Liverpool have been galvanised by Kenny Dalglish and he was always going to get a reaction for a game like last Sunday.
The former defender know his former boss well, he’s fully aware that the word ‘surrender’ does not exist in Ferguson’s vocabulary which leaves Pallister with no doubt that once the dust has settled, United will be celebrating a record breaking title.
Will Fergusons experience see his team regroup once again?
14 thoughts on “Sir Alex warns rivals 'United will NEVER surrender'”
He’s correct. You can’t say that United are “gone” just on the basis of 3 away defeats in last 5 games in the league. Every team suffers. Every team face disastrous results. But like i said before, these things happen in football. Our next 9 matches in the league are all important. All of them if u ask me. We Have to garner at least 20-21 points from them including a good result against Arsenal at the emirates. I’m sure that we’ll bring Chelsea crashing down at Old trafford. But the game on May 1st is very important. The result against Arsenal will decide everything.
But before that, it’s time to answer the critics by beating arsenal this weekend. Though i won’t mind losing as it will RESULT in arsenal progressing through and further fixture congestion for them.:D
But that’s not what i want. BPL is my first priority but i want United to do well in ucl and fa cup as well.!!
VIVA MANCHESTER UNITED!!!
Manchester United will never surrender, will never give up, will never stay down, will never be beat, that is why United are Champions, that is why Manchester United are the best. Sir Alex Ferguson knows what he is doing and the ABU press, anti-United FA and ‘rivals’ simply can not handle it, Fergie is sticking 2 fingers up at the scum and letting everyone know that Manchester United does what they want. Now to win a 19th League title, history is there for the making and we will make it. Fergie is GOD.
This post is done in phonetics. 😀
Look ma bonnie lads and lassies, I havena let yous doon so far.Have Ahhh.
I am no gonna start the noooo.I have wirkerd ma fooking baz aff fer Manchester United and thats noooo gonnaa stop fer nae Bast…!
I wull geee yeah awhhh, a wee example,I teen ma team fae Eberdeen, tae Glesga fer the furst time fer a cup final against eannn Oh the Ugly sisters.Ma Eberdeen team got blootered thon day,I wiz blawn awa.
I got bak on thon bus, and said tae, ma Eberdeen fitbae players, thon fuc.ing hurts like crazy.We winna dae thon again lads,mae players effing agreed with me.
Thon next final wez went tae in Glesga, guess wit happened.Eberdeen won,cos ye ken why.I iz a born winner.I effing hate it, if i get beaten.
He carries United forward.Its in his “dna”. 😉
Mate if your comment was on television it will need to have sub titles! You may even need to provide them here!
Ha Ha .What i was saying in Scottish.He took his Aberdeen team to Glasgow for their first cup final,they got handsomely beaten.I think from memory from reading, it was Celtic.He got back on the coach for the return journey to Aberdeen, he said to the Aberdeen players, this fuc. ing hurts like crazy, the Aberdeen players also felt the hurt.
The next occasion they went to Glasgow for a cup final.Aberdeen won.
What i was implying, no stating he Sir Alex is a born winner.
He installs that in his players, were ever he has been.Its in his “dna”.
United players will be feeling the hurt and will rise to the hurdles that are presented to them in the future or they would not be Manchester United players.
Sir Alex, wants winners around him naturally.He has as you know Boss, always built his side around big figures.like he did at Aberdeen.
I hope that displays clarity.It was just me putting a wee twist on the article.:D
In a Scottish tongue.I guess it was a fail.
manutd is still d best but we need a player in like of schnitigar or sneider to hold our mid field..nani’s injury sucks
@Bazim Williams, you are right mate, the influential German would be magnificent, I think Bayern have tied him up to a five year contract though.The Dutch player you mention would be superb, he is what United need.
I think, I dont know about you, did United miss a trick, bye not signing Rafael vav der Vaart?
Good to see the Spuds eliminate the “Old Lady” Tonight.
The “Old Lady?” you must mean the “Dirty Old Man” Silvio Berlusconi mate, he’s the one who owns AC Milan. The “Old Lady” is Juventus.
@ FRANK thanks for that, you know I post cryptic 😀
Anyways I think I have caused a few problems around the net today and tonight.
Always happy and reading. lol
I will say, my love is Manchester United. Full stop.
I have a craving to learn.
Away to my sack.
Come on Frank pull your finger oot of yer Bahookie fella, Im English and I could have translated that fer yoos yer gret big Barm that you are 🙂 Scottish relatives and a steady diet of Rab C Nesbitt growing up helps of course 🙂
Marching on for number 19!!!!!!
OK Danny, I’ll admit my ignorance. What the hell is a Bahookie? and a Barm? and Rab C Nesbitt? But I do understand number 19 mate.
A Bahookie is your kyhber Pass (ass), Barm (plonker) and Rab c Nesbitt a fictional Glaswegian character played by Gregor Fisher. Greasy curly hair with a head band on and a newspaer in his hand, liked a drink a wee bit. 🙂 I must also add that I dont for one minute think you actually have your finger in your rear or are a great big Pillock just for the record mate 🙂 Simply showing off about being bi-lingual ish 🙂
Well done Danny, VERY impressed. I happen to be bi-lingual as well! I can speak Australian, American, Canadian, New Zealand and a few others. But I still need sub titles with some Scottish!
@Danny Salford.Cheers mate you got it.It was just a bit of fun. 😀
Must go and get some work done.Wid it no be boring if we all posted the same,septic things about United.;)
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