As I watched Rafa’s press conference before the Stoke game on Saturday, I could not help but get up off my feet and give Rafa a round of applause. Someone needed to come out and ‘attack’ Ferguson and I am glad is was our own manager who took matters into his own hands. Ferguson has been getting away with a lot, especially when it comes to the referees. You get the feeling that officials respect Ferguson a bit too much. Yes he is the longest serving manager in the Premiership, yes he has been very successful and yes he is Sir Alex but that does not give him the right to think he is above everyone else and I guess that is what Rafa was pointing out on Friday. Hopefully now the league will pay attention to what Rafa has said and they will watch Sir Alex much closer and punish him for what he does wrong.
Many people are comparing Rafa’s attack on Ferguson to the famous Kevin Keegan “I would love it if we beat United” statement in 1995. We all know that after that attack Keegan was the one left with egg on his face as United went on to win the league. I hope Rafa’s attack will not come back to haunt us. But with the way the results went on the weekend with us drawing to Stoke and United beating Chelsea, we maybe in a bit of trouble. But still long way to go in the league and in the words of Kevin Keegan, “I would love it if we go to Old Trafford and beat United. Love it!”
Now Ferguson has come out and hit back at Rafa by saying Fergie said: “I think he was an angry man. He must have been disturbed for some reason. I think you have got to cut through the venom of it and hopefully he’ll reflect and understand that what he said was absolutely ridiculous.
“But I’m not going to get into that because at this moment in time we should concentrate on chasing the leaders, who are Liverpool. We have got games in hand, of course, so we want to try and catch them up.”
That’s right Sir Alex, who is top of the league now? And you better concentrate on trying to beat us!