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Ferguson: It was a bad performance
Published : 19 Aug 2009 23:21:20
MANCHESTER United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admitted his side got what they deserved in the 1-0 defeat at Burnley. Robbie Blake scored with a sharp volley and then Reds midfielder Michael Carrick saw his spot-kick saved by Brian Jensen. Ferguson said: ?It was a bad performance considering the chances we had and the possession we had. ?In fairness to Burnley they caused us problems and had a good spell in the first half. ?It has been a long time for them out of the top flight and you cannot deny them their victory. ?They have worked hard and the fans have been fantastic. ?They got behind them all night with everybody kicking the ball. It was fantastic for them on their return. It was a great occasion for them.? The choice of Carrick as a penalty-taker ahead of Rooney and Owen, who wasted two good chances in front of England coach Fabio Capello, was a surprise. ?Maybe if we had got the penalty just before half time it would have made a difference but in saying that we were too frivolous with the chances we had,? he said. United now head to Wigan on Saturday knowing they already have ground to make up in their bid to land an unprecedented fourth successive league title. ?I am sure we will get a response at Wigan,? said Ferguson. ?The players are all disappointed. It was a bad result for us. It was a good passing pitch and we should have done better.? What do you think? Have your say.