United focus on four-game challenge
ALEX Ferguson has lashed Manchester United's critics and set a four-game target for his players to prove all the doubters wrong beginning in the Stade Velodrome against Marseille tonight.
"We aren't playing well, apparently," said Ferguson, dripping disdain for those who would suggest that this Manchester United team is nowhere near as strong as previous incarnations.
"I don't know many teams in the world who have such determination. These players refuse to be defeated. We must never give up," said Fergie with feeling.
"We have an important few weeks coming, there is no question about that," he added. "We are just starting four away games on the run, which is a great challenge for us.
"They are all fantastic matches but it is a time we should enjoy. They are big games and in that situation, the players don't let us down often.
"People won't stop criticising us. We've only dropped two points at home."
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