Manchester United FC passed up the chance to move level on points with leaders Manchester City FC after succumbing to their second successive Premier League defeat – a 3-0 reverse at Newcastle United FC, according to uefa.com.
Though the English champions might have taken the lead when Dimitar Berbatov’s header struck the post on the quarter-hour mark, Sir Alex Ferguson’s side – beaten 3-2 at home by Blackburn Rovers FC on Saturday – fell behind in the 33rd minute when Demba Ba superbly hooked in his 15th league goal of the season.
Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed there is no major cause for concern at Manchester United despite consecutive defeats to Blackburn and Newcastle. “Advantage to them, of course,” he said, according to Eurosport. “It’s not a time to panic – we have the experience to cope with that.
“Losing a game at this time of the year, you don’t want it, but it sometimes can happen – you have seen some of the results recently. But obviously, we need to get the show on the road in terms of the run-in, particularly in March and April.”