Sir Alex Ferguson pens his thoughts ahead of every home match for
It’s meant only a two-day preparation but the Villa match was massive for us after losing the previous two League games and we were already up against it with three players suspended.
On the positive side we get those three suspended players back for this evening. They will be fresh and I’m also counting on the atmosphere of a big Euro night to get the adrenalin flowing and give us the energy we will need. Hopefully we got back on the right track in the League against Villa and will go into tonight’s match on the back of a good performance.
There is no doubt that losing two successive games has a big impact, especially if you listen to the critics. From being the greatest team of all time we suddenly went to being the flops of the season. The truth of course lies in between.
As I said before, the plaudits didn’t register with me. It’s what the supporters think that counts and they know that we are in with a chance of winning things. So not a lot has changed and we keep our feet on the ground, play to our usual beliefs and enjoy the challenges.