Fergie Compares Torres To United Flop Diego Forlan
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was shocked by Fernando Torres’ miss for Chelsea on Sunday and made comparisons with former United striker Diego Forlan.
The spectacle made for contrasting viewing, which included a penalty miss from Wayne Rooney, a speculator goal from Nani and an open goal howler from Torres. Ferguson said:
“I thought Fernando Torres was bound to score,” said the Reds manager. “It was a bad miss. It reminded me of the Diego Forlan miss against Juventus one pre-season. He had so much time but that’s football.
“Wayne hit the post and missed a penalty kick. I don’t know what he was trying to do with that. He must have slipped. It was unusual. Normally he was very composed and takes his penalty kicks very well.
“I wasn’t worried about him getting a hat trick. I was more worried about us winning the game. So we are all happy.”
United maintained their 100% start to the season and can boast victories against title rivals Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham in their five opening games.
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