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Man United Downs Its 'Noisy Neighbors'
The Guardian, September 21st, 2009 4:15PM

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After Manchester United's 4-3 derby win over Manchester City, United coach Alex Ferguson poked fun while City coach Mark Hughes vented his frustrations. "It's been unusual for us to accept that they [City] are top dogs in terms of media attention but, you know, sometimes you have a noisy neighbor and you have to live with it," Ferguson said. "You can't do anything about them if they keep on making noise but what you can do, as we showed today, is get on with your life, put your television on and turn it up a bit louder. As far as the players are concerned, they showed their playing power today and that's the best answer of all."

Hughes voiced his displeasure with referee Martin Atkinson for adding six minutes of stoppage. During that time United substitute Michael Owen snatched the gamewinner. "The fourth official [Alan Wiley] tried to give me an explanation but it didn't sit comfortably. He said he [Atkinson] had added a minute-plus because of our goal celebration [after Craig Bellamy had made it 3-3] but they got it wrong. We feel robbed."

Escalating the verbal spat with his former player, Ferguson maintained that his team should have won much more handily, given its performance. "I mean, really, what could the score really have been?" Ferguson asked. "We made three horrendous mistakes which you don't even half associate with our team and it kept them in the game. We could have scored six or seven. The fact we made the mistakes probably made it the best derby game of all time, so you're left wondering, would you rather have won 6-0 or won the greatest derby game of all time? I would rather have won 6-0."

 

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