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Has Sith Lord Alex Ferguson misused his mastery of the mind-trick?

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Despite the result, Liverpool fans were hugely encouraged by what was a very good game for them, full of energy and possession. Joe Allen is becoming increasingly influential and Gerrard has begun finding his rhythm, whilst Sterling terrorized the visiting defence. Surely it is only a matter of time before Liverpool kick start their season with a much needed victory?

In contrast, it took Shelvey’s sending off and the introduction of Paul Scholes from the bench and into the space Shelvey formerly occupied on the pitch to give Manchester United any sort of control over the game, and then only sporadically.

The Red Devils are increasingly looking like the Galactic Empire where the only thing holding their fragile success together is the force of will of the Emperor himself – Sir Alex. Too often recently their team on the pitch has looked average, laboured and out of ideas, but the experience, determination and desire to win that irrepressibly radiates from the dugout seems to be enough to see Man Utd through on most occasions.

This season van Persie has been brought in to add that extra something special to push them over the line ahead of their sky blue rivals, but on Sunday he looked more C3P0 than Hans Solo. Anonymous until the penalty, Princess Leia demonstrates more grit than RVP did trying to get close to the likes of Agger and Skrtel.

Yet the 3 points head to Old Trafford and Anfield still awaits its first league win of the season. However, much credit must go to Man Utd’s twelfth man and big questions remain as to whether Sith Alex can manipulate every referee and match so comprehensively throughout the season.
Manchester United fans must dread the day Fergie finally does retire, his influence is so great on the club. As for whether his methods cross the line usually depends on perspective.

Manchester United supporters will no doubt laugh off suggestions his influence in the game benefits the club in the form of favourable treatment. Yet supporters of other clubs will look forward when his reign ends and his massive personality can no longer make its presence felt in the Premier League.

When the inevitable does occur, they can only hope the successor at Old Trafford is more Darth Vader than Count Dooku.

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12 comments

  • Maynard Manyowa says:

    i must agree, despite being a red devil myself, since Ronaldo left and subsequently the ‘fear factor’ followed with him, it has been Fergie’s X’Factor getting United past the finish line. His personality, the hairdrier, his ambition force this crop past the line. The day that he does retire, United will lose a lot of command.

  • freddy says:

    There is a lot of bitterness towards man united and ferguson. It seems its true that greatness and success breeds jealousy and contempt.

  • Rick says:

    Your a d@&k if you even think that.

  • Flinstone says:

    Love and support is blind and it depends on which side of the divide you are on. If he is Saint Ferguson then I would agree with you, but a saint he isn’t.

  • peter says:

    For me I think ferguson have seenit all and I expect him to alway objective in all issue insted of trading the feature of a young and up coming player for at all cost winner,am so diserpointed about win at all cost actitude of this man

  • redmike says:

    Intruth fergy hates liverpool a leopard never changes his spots,on sunday he played a mind game as he always does,liverpool will rise above this,
    Evra shood hands but the never looked into saurez eyes he was told to shake hands sames a fergy was told to give the impression he cared about he 96yhe maunu’s are shite
    come on you reds
    ynwa

  • DAVY says:

    I THINK THAT WITH THE PROGRESS OF OUR TEAM, FERGIE WILL TASTE THE BITTERNESS OF LOOSING TO LIV’POOL AT OLDTRADFORD AGAIN(REMEMBER THE 4-0 OVERTHERE).
    I SAW SOMEWHERE SOME ASKING WHETHER IT IS POSSIBLE FOR FA TO INVESTIGATE ABOUT THE REF’S DECISIONS IN THE MATCH.
    CAN THIS BE DONE?

  • barry says:

    oh dear, just a bit of research. Shelvey was annoyed with ferguson about the earlier tackle he should have been booked for but wasnt. fergie jumped up and had words with the fourth official. nothing to do with the sending off. clown, watch the game.

  • ken says:

    had anfield wrap on fergie was at a meal aweek before the game guess what ref was sitting two seats away
    refs should not be going out with managers that they are ref in there game 1 week later i would like to no who invited him

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