Manchester United Manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has denied that now is the time for him to panic after the Premier League champions were defeated by Newcastle United 3-0. Ferguson insists that his team have the ability to bounce back after two consecutive losses.
Manchester United fell behind after a Demba Ba volley and a free-kick from Yohan Cabaye brought them 2-0 down after which Phil Jones netted an own goal.
United’s first away defeat of the campaign has left them three points behind league leaders Manchester City. Tottenham also have the chance to level the points with Man-U if they win their upcoming game against Everton.
Despite a promising start, which saw Dimitar Berbatov head against the post, Ba’s opener gave the hosts confidence to pin United back in their own half and Sir Alex conceded his side were wastful on the ball.
Sir Alex Ferguson told Sky Sports: “This is not a time to be panicking. We’ve got the personal experience to cope with that. Losing the game at this time of the year – you don’t want it, it sometimes can happen, you’ve seen some of the results recently. But obviously we need to get the show on the road in terms of the run-in, particularly in March and April.”