Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has finally broken his silence on Sunday’s disappointing defeat to Liverpool.
The 69-year-old imposed a total media blackout after the fiery encounter at Anfield which saw the home team win 3-1 courtesy of a Dirk Kuyt hat-trick.
Unsurprisingly Ferguson was angry at his side’s performance which leaves the club just three points ahead of Arsenal at the top of the league with the Gunners having one match in hand.
Ferguson told Sky Sports: “I have no excuses for the poor performance at Liverpool, who were the better team and deserved their win.
“I was disappointed because we didn’t perform to the level I expect and which, to be fair, we generally achieve.”
United’s media snub is rumoured to have particularly upset the club’s Portuguese winger Nani who was stretchered off with a shin injury following a horror challenge from Jamie Carragher.
Nani is understood to be disappointed no one from United spoke publicly about the incident which has put the 24-year-old out of action for three weeks.
There was also a level of disappointment that Ryan Giggs could not speak to the media after he broke Bobby Charlton’s appearance record, running out for United for the 607th time.