Date: 14th February 2012 at 11:18am
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With the Champions League starting up again tonight, Sir Alex has lamented the poor showings  that saw Manchester United drop into the Europa League.

United were expected to cruise through a group that included Otelul Galati, FC Basel and Benfica but indifferent form saw them finish 3rd and crash out at the group stages of a competition that they played in the final of last season.

Now in the Europa League, Sir Alex has admitted that the manner of their exit leaves a bitter taste in his mouth as he felt United could again have reached the final this season:

“It was a massive disappointment, because my feeling is that if we’d gone through, we would have gone on to the final.

“The problem was the home game against Basel. We ended up losing our concentration and though we managed to salvage a draw, it was a bad result.

“We dominated the return game, but didn’t score and when that happens you don’t deserve to win.

“I don’t feel we’re that far away from Barcelona and Real Madrid. I’m sure we’ll show that soon.”


6 responses to ““I don’t feel we’re that far away from Barcelona & Real Madrid.””

  1. Jack says:

    This just proves how deluded Sir Alex is….
    As a United fan, I think he is losing his touch.

  2. Jack says:

    Have to agree with Jack, if Fergie thinks this squad can match the likes of Barca and Real, then it’s no wonder he stills see’s no need to buy in the market.
    We need to buy a pass and move midfielder, in the Scholes mould for a start, if we are to progress at all.

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  3. Stephen says:

    I love Fergie but he is so badly wrong it’s scary.

  4. the kaizer says:

    we are way behind the spanish two. pure and simple. we couldnt qualify from a group with benfica,basel and otelu. says it all really

  5. Rafael says:

    beat ajax nd win europa+Bpl..then talk of UCL. GGMU.

  6. karlomu says:

    listen we are hiting form now that we didnt at the time of our elimination from the cpl so if we were still in it and hit the form we will soon be hiting in the next couple of games as we do year in year out under fergie because of his foresight and genius we would be in with a better shout than any other team other than barca of winning it,we,re better than madrid and any of the rest .i think theres alot of sensationalist views being expressed short are your memories.