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Thu Apr 24 18:38:13 SAST 2014

Fergie baffled by cup defeat

TEAMtalk Media | 29 January, 2012 13:570 Comments
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson gestures during the FA Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on January 28, 2012 in Liverpool, England
Image by: Alex Livesey / Getty Images

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was at a loss for words following his side's 2-1 defeat to Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

The Reds opened the scoring at Anfield through Daniel Agger, although Park Ji-Sung ensured the teams would head into the break level pegging.

However, with just two minutes remaining of normal time Dirk Kuyt fired home the decisive goal to send the Merseysiders through to the fifth round at the expense of the Red Devils.

"I don't know how we lost it," Ferguson told the club's official website. "It was a really good performance from us.

"That can happen in the FA Cup though - you can have one bad break against you and you lose the game.

"It's a sudden death situation which we've experienced many times over the years and anything can happen. It's a bad blow though because we didn't deserve that.

"I'm pleased with my players. They performed very well, dominated the game and played good football.

"They didn't deserve to be beaten at all. We maybe should have won the game - we were the better team.

"But that's FA Cup football I'm afraid and it's not the first time it's happened. To lose it is a devastating blow."

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