Manchester United: Sir Alex Expected a Fight
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he has not been surprised by rivals Manchester City’s explosive start to the season. The Red Devils boss enters the international break with his side top of the Premier League, but they sit level on points and just a single goal ahead of rivals City with both teams registering six wins and a draw from their opening seven games.
The United boss said, ‘I’ve said all along that would happen. They are a good team and they were always going to be there or thereabouts. Sergio Aguero was bound to do well, coming into the Premier League, because he is such a goal threat around the penalty area. David Silva is also a very good player’. United have long enjoyed the bragging rights in Manchester but with the sides set to meet at Old Trafford on October 23 – there is a genuine feeling in Manchester that City have what it takes.
The two clubs boast, arguably, the two stand-out players in the Premier League so far this season with Sergio Aguero, who has eight Premier League goals to his name and Wayne Rooney, who has nine. One thing is for certain, City do pose a serious threat to United’s aim to secure the Premier League title once more, and we are set for a fascinating season ahead.