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Sir Alex Ferguson

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 South­ampton 1, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Jan­uary 30, 2013. Ac­cord­ing to Sir Al­ex Fer­guson, Man­chester Uni­ted were for­tu­nate to gain all three points ag­ainst a hard work­ing South­ampton si­de at Old Traf­ford. The ta­ble top­pers came from be­hind to win the mat­ch by 2-1 thanks to two goals from Way­ne Roo­ney in the fir­st half.

Af­ter beat­ing Ful­ham 4-1 at Old Traf­ford in the FA Cup Fourth Ro­und four days earli­er, Man­chester Uni­ted en­ter­tained re­leg­a­tion threat­ened South­ampton at The Theatre of Dreams in the Pre­mier Lea­gue. The So­uth Coast­ers es­tab­lished an early lead thro­ugh a goal from for­mer Eng­land U21 in­ter­na­tion­al Jay Rodrig­uez in the third min­ute of the ga­me, but Man­chester Uni­ted re­spon­ded wi­th two goals from Way­ne Roo­ney in the eighth and twenty-sev­enth min­utes re­spect­ively. The Old Traf­ford si­de now had fifty-nine points to sec­ond po­si­tioned Man­chester City’s fifty-two and third pla­ced Chelsea´s forty-six af­ter twenty-four mat­ches played. Sir Al­ex Fer­guson: “We lost an early goal in the fir­st ha­lf, but it did not de­ter us from play­ing some fant­ast­ic foot­ball and we could have be­en four or five up at the break, but once the pitch star­ted to dry out, the play­ers fou­nd it dif­fi­cult to play a dif­fer­ent way, and it really re­quired us to play the ball in­to the gaps, which we do not nor­mally do.” Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Phil Jones, Chris Small­ing, Ne­manja Vid­ic, Pat­rice Ev­ra, Dan­ny Wel­beck, Mi­chael Car­rick, Oli­veira An­der­son, Shinji Ka­gawa, Way­ne Roo­ney, Robin van Per­sie. Sub­stitutes: Ra­fael da Silva, Rio Fer­dinand, Lu­is Nani, Al­ex­an­der Buttner, An­tonio Va­lencia, Tom Clev­er­ley, An­ders Linde­gaard. South­ampton Te­am: Ar­tur Boruc, Nath­aniel Clyne, Maya Yoshida, Dan­iel Fox, Mor­gan Schneider­lin, Jos Hoo­iveld, Jack Cork, Gaston Ramirez, Jay Rodrig­uez, Ja­son Puncheon, Rick­ie Lam­bert. Sub­stitutes: Ad­am Lal­lana, Ste­ven Dav­is, Lu­ke Shaw, Rich­ard Chap­low, Tadanari Lee, Frazer Richardson.


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On the 10th of Septem­ber 1998, Man­chester Uni­ted Foot­ball Club PLC launched their own tele­vi­sion chan­nel, Man­chester Uni­ted Tele­vi­sion, in co­oper­a­tion wi­th BSkyB and Granada Me­dia Group.


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