The man should be well respected, just like United fans used to respect Paisley, but because of the garbage he spouts no Liverpool fan in their right mind can grant the man any respect. He is a complete hypocrite. Nani was rolling around that field like he was a pig in mud, the worst offence being when Agger did nothing to him in the box and he went down. I counted three other times that he tried to con the referee. Yet Ferguson comes on the TV and says that Torres was a cheat.
• Mark Payne: Berbatov 3 - 2 Gerrard
Of course, Ferguson said the lino got us back into the game, completely ignoring that Torres was fouled in the box and was fouled outside of it, both decisions were correct. How is that the lino's fault?
On the day, United deserved the three points but of course I was very disappointed once we had dragged ourselves back into the game. We did play better in the second half and while we saw a lot of the ball we never really looked dangerous in possession. Maxi was a big disappointment and just shows you how much confidence our manager has in Ryan Babel when Maxi is being picked over him. I thought we did a good job of keeping Rooney quiet but if you keep one United striker down the other one always seems to pop up. This is a luxury, that we just don't have thanks to our owners.
Berbatov's hat trick was superb, Oddly enough he didn't beat us doing what he is normally good at, getting the ball down and playing a pass. On Sunday he was a more conventional centre forward and he made us pay, the second goal was fantastic bit of skill.
I thought Joe Cole was bright in the second half and that Poulsen and Gerrard had good games in the middle of the park. I thought our entire right side was poor, minus one good shot that Johnson hit in the first half. Some will blame Jamie for the third goal but not me. The ball was whipped in early and Jamie was always struggling to catch up with Berbatov and he does have a good 4 inches on him. We simply don't have a centre back, except for the Greek, that can deal with a crossed ball.
Personally I think that Hodgson went with his strongest 11 and we showed United way too much respect in the first 45 minutes. We were defending so deep at times as we seemed to scared to get hit on the break. Once we made it 2-2 we had one decent chance when I thought Raul was unlucky to not get his header on target. After that we sat back and their goal always looked like coming. We needed someone to put their foot on the ball and with Raul looking exhausted we lost a very creative player.
I wish our manager had stood up for Torres after the game. I'm not a big fan of his "Mr. Nice Guy" approach after the game when the other manager directly accuses one of your players of cheating, especially when he wasn't!
It's another bad result, one point out of 9 away from home but the schedule maker has not been kind to us. At some point we will have to beat a team above us however.