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The Busby Babe



Shots (on target)

24 (8) 17 (7)

Total Passes

434 379

Passing Accuracy

83% 78%

Ball Possession

53% 47%

Tackles won

20 24


13 13


9 12


5 2


2 1


* David de Gea (goalkeeper): 9/20 passing (45%), 3 saves, 4 goals conceded

* Jonny Evans (right-center-back): 46/51 passing (90%), 3/3 long balls, 2 tackles, 3 interceptions, 10 clearances, 1 shot blocked, 0 fouls

* Rio Ferdinand (left-center-back): 37/41 passing (90%), 3/3 long balls, 1 tackle, 1 interception, 6 clearances, 2 shot blocked, 1 foul

* Rafael (right-back): 49/57 passing (86%), 1 key pass, 1/4 crosses, 1/2 long balls, 1 tackle, 0 interceptions, 1 clerance, 0 shots blocked, 2 fouls

* Patrice Evra (left-back): 27/36 passing (75%), 4 key passes, 1/4 crosses, 0/0 long balls, 2 tackles, 4 interceptions, 1 clearance, 0 shots blocked, 1 foul

* Michael Carrick (central-midfield): 58/73 passing (79%), 1 key pass, 0/0 crosses, 8/13 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 5 tackles, 1 interception, 1 shot (0 on target)

* Paul Scholes (central-midfield | substituted off 86'): 51/56 passing (91%), 2 key passes, 0/0 crosses, 7/7 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 4 tackles, 3 interceptions, 3 shots (0 on target)

* Antonio Valencia (right-winger | substituted off 89'): 34/39 passing (87%), 0 key passes, 0/7 crosses, 0/0 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 1 foul won, 2 tackles, 1 interception, 1 shot (0 on target)

* Nani (left-winger): 40/52 passing (77%), 6 key passes, 4/11 crosses, 0/1 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 2 successful dribbles, 1 foul won, 0 tackles, 0 interceptions, 4 shots (2 on target), 1 goal, 2 assists

* Danny Welbeck (striker): 29/32 passing (91%), 3 key passes, 0/0 crosses, 0/0 long balls, 1/1 through balls, 2 successful dribbles, 1 foul won, 5 shots (2 on target), 1 goal, 2 assists

* Wayne Rooney (striker): 47/57 passing (82%), 1 key pass, 0/6 crosses, 5/6 long balls, 1/1 through balls, 1 successful dribble, 0 fouls won, 5 shots (3 on target), 2 goals

* Phil Jones (central-midfield | substituted on 86')): 7/8 passing (88%), 0 key passes, 0/0 crosses, 1/2 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 0 tackles, 0 interceptions, 0 shots

* Javier Hernandez (striker | substituted on 89'): 0/1 passing, 0/0 crosses, 0/0 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 0 fouls won, 0 shots


Sir Alex Ferguson | MUFC manager (courtesy of MUTV)

(On the result...) "It was a throwaway, an absolute giveaway. We just needed to see the game out and it was a travesty because some of our football was fantastic. The goals we scored were great goals. To give away four goals at Old Trafford in a home game like that which was so important to us is unbelievable. I can't believe it."

(On the upcoming derby...) "We've given ourselves a real task at the Etihad. We'll go there only three points ahead. We've given City the inititative, there's no question about that. It makes the game at the Etihad Stadium a really important game now. It makes it the title decider really. We make it hard for ourselves but we have to go there knowing we're capable of getting a result. We need to get a result now at the Etihad, there's no question about that. There's no reason why we can't do that. There's been an expectancy from City that this could be their decider. But it's our decider too. There will be a reaction from us obviously. There's no question about that. A derby game next Monday against City would always have been a derby game of the highest proportions."

(On the derby being the biggest one since his time at the club...) "Yes, definitely."

(On his side's performance...) "We've created our goals with really good football but I think they got their goals easily," reflected Sir Alex. Rooney and Welbeck were a real threat to Everton today, their combination play and understanding of each other was terrific. They should have got more out of the game than they did. Defensive lapses have cost us. In previous matches recently we've actually defended very well. But this was a bad performance defensively. It was a real blip for us today to get a performance like that. I think the goals we conceded were soft goals."

Nani | MUFC winger (courtesy of MUTV):

(On the player's reaction to the result and on next week's match versus City...) "There is anger from the players, of course, because we wanted to win [against Everton]. We're disappointed to lose four goals. But that's football. It can happen sometimes. We have to keep believing in our qualities because we still have a great oppportunity to win the title. It's a huge game [at City] - there will be a fantastic atmosphere there. It will be a difficult game, but if you want to win the league you cannot think about the atmosphere or the opponents, we must just think about the way we play and try to win the game."

(When asked whether he was confident United would win the Premier League...) "Of course."

(Overall thoughts on the match...) "The concentration was not the best in the last few minutes - that's why they were able to create chances and score goals. We had a lot of possession and played some fantastic football in attack. But we conceded too many goals and we're not happy about that."