After his side hammered Newcastle 3-0 last night at Old Trafford, and looked a million miles better in class than the visitors, Sir Alex Ferguson this morning gave some praise to the Newcastle side.
Alex Ferguson – Newcastle were difficult to break down
Sir Alex Ferguson admitted Newcastle were difficult to break down – well at least in those first 30 minutes, and the Red Devils legend offered Newcastle fans some encouragement in the upcoming relegation battle, which seems almost certain to loom yet again.
This is what Alex said this morning:
“They went up last season because they were determined, had a good work ethic and worked their socks off so we knew they would make it difficult for us,”“We saw that last night.”
“They were difficult to break down.” And he professed himself impressed with the impact of Carroll on his return to the top flight after 16 months. “That boy Carroll can leap some. He’s got incredible aerial ability,”
Carroll played his heart out last night, and could have scored the first goal after just 10 minutes, when he got clear from a Barton corner and powered a header towards goal, but it was about six feet wide of the target.
And let’s not judge this lad as he is now – because he will only get better this season with PL games – and he’s certainly blessed with the skills it takes to be another great number 9 for the Newcastle club.
Carroll’s display was one positive that came out of the game last night.