Ferguson disappointed at “worst result in my history”

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson called yesterday’s derby day defeat to Manchester City ‘the worst result in my history’, the Press Association reports.

City thumped United 6-1 at Old Trafford, the heaviest defeat for United in the Manchester Derby since 1926, thanks to two goals from Mario Balotelli, two from Edin Dzeko and a goal each for Sergio Aguero and David Silva. The Manchester United manager said his side felt embarrassed following the defeat and also believed that the attacking philosophy within the squad contributed to the huge scoreline.

Ferguson said: ‘It was our worst ever day. It’s the worst result in my history, ever. Even as a player, I don’t think I’ve ever lost 6-1. That’s a challenge for me too. The sending off was a killer for us. We kept attacking when we went 4-1 down and we should have just said “We’ve had our day”.’

United now sit five points behind their cross-city rivals and City hold a vastly superior goal difference at the top of the Premier League table.

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