Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has broken his clubs media silence and spoke out about his sides 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.
Ferguson and his squad refused to talk to the media following the game, but has now spoken out about how the performance was below what he would expect from a Manchester United team.
“I have no excuses for the poor performance at Liverpool, who were the better team and deserved their win,” Ferguson said.
“I was disappointed because we didn’t perform to the level I expect and which, to be fair, we generally achieve.”
Ferguson was also quick to acknowledge that Arsenal aren’t going away this season and are very much a team to look out for in the title race.
“Last season they (Arsenal) faded around the February to March period to leave Chelsea and ourselves in a two-horse race that saw us pipped at the post by a point,” he continued.
“I think most pundits expected to see something similar this season, plus a challenge from Spurs and Manchester City to make it even more difficult for Arsenal to get back up to the top.
“But Arsene Wenger and his players have rearranged the pecking order somewhat to come storming through to lie in second place.
“Clearly they represent the main danger to us achieving our ambitions in a revival of the rivalry of a few years ago, and I am sure they regard us as the major threat to their hopes.”