Comedy alert - Fergie: 'We have always been gracious in defeat'

Last updated : 31 October 2004 By Chris Parry
Rather than simply getting over it and moving forward (anyone would think that they lost the game given the fuss he is making) he refuses to let it lie.

He has now called for Thierry Henry to be charged for some imaginary assault on Gabriel Heinze, saying "We shall present evidence to the FA and see what they do. The tackle on Heinze was terrible".

He also provided us with the startling revelation that Manchester United have always been gracious in defeat!! - I laughed until I stopped.

He is quoted by the BBC as saying:

"Edu produced a terrible tackle on Scholes that was a potential leg-breaker. There were 24 fouls in the game by Arsenal, seven on Heinze, five on Ronaldo, six by Vieira - and it was only his sixth foul that got him booked. Phil Neville got booked for his first challenge.

"I am proud of my players for the way they handled that pressure. We have always been good at being gracious in defeat. What happened on Sunday overshadowed our achievement, but then they do it all the time, don't they?"

Perhaps the drunken Scots fool might be better employed improving the performances of his own lacklustre team. One would have thought that following the defeat at Fratton Park he had more important things to think about. Plot = Lost.