Sir Alex Ferguson didn’t appear to be too confident about the Reds winning at Stamford Bridge last Sunday. Ahead of the match, he spoke about how the game wasn’t all that big, and how Arsenal stand a much greater chance of getting a result away to Chelsea compared to Liverpool. Somehow, the Reds managed to prove him wrong, although the Scot is still all smiles.
That’s because Fergie actually wanted the Merseyside club to win the match, insinuating that he sees Chelsea as a far greater threat this season than Liverpool. Football365 reports that the United manager clearly expects Rafael Benitez’s men to slip up at various stages this season.
Making clear that he still regards Chelsea as a greater threat to United’s domestic crown, Ferguson pointedly remarked in reference to Liverpool’s 1-0 win: “That was the result I wanted.”
Was it the result that Manchester United supporters wanted too? Or would they have preferred both teams to have landed just a point from Sunday’s encounter? Are Liverpool fans entertained by Fergie’s attempts to belittle them at every turn, especially with the champions off the pace at this present moment in time?