"You don’t want it to happen [going behind] but the forwards are digging us out of a hole at times. Hopefully we’ll get it sorted."

- Sir Alex Ferguson

20/10/2012 17:00, Report by Gemma Thompson
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Boss bemoans slow starts

gel quite well that way."

Today's match was United's chosen game to show support for Kick It Out's latest anti-racism campaign. Sir Alex said on Friday that all his players would be supporting the campaign by donning special T-shirts during the warm-up. Rio Ferdinand, however, opted not to wear one.

"I’m disappointed because I said in the press conference yesterday that all the players would be wearing the T-shirt," stated Sir Alex afterwards. "We did that in support of the PFA and every player in the country should have adhered to that. We’re all wearing the badges and he goes and lets us all down. We’ll deal with it, don’t worry."

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