Carlos Tevez’s slight, but crucial, touch on Nani’s powerful shot means he should be rewarded with the goal, according to Reds boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
Portuguese winger Nani rifled in a shot that swerved past Paul Robinson in the Tottenham goal, but television replays showed the ball had taken a slight deflection off the head of his Argentinian team-mate.
The detail didn’t matter much at the time, there was just sheer relief inside Old Trafford that the goal led to United’s first win of the season. But, former centre-forward Sir Alex says the goal should be credited to Tevez.
“Carlos Tevez’s touch on the ball decided,” he told Sky Sports. “It may have gone in anyway because it was such a ferocious hit. But, personally, I think it’s Tevez’s goal, being a centre-forward.”
The Reds manager also dismissed Tottenham’s claims for a second-half penalty when Wes Brown blocked Dimitar Berbatov’s shot from six yards out.
“At the time they protested so much that I thought it must have been a penalty,” he said. “But I’ve seen it, it’s clear, and Wes said himself that it hit him on the chest. As it hits him, his arm comes out so maybe that’s why they thought it hit his arm. But I’m sure of it, it hit his chest.”
[…KD]This is the first victory of the 2007/2008 campaign, finally we can find ourself a confidence to enjoy our way of playing football. With Saha and Anderson comeback next Sunday, there will be more goals and glories as we cruise a long our champion defending. LOL. As a compliment to the victory today, let enjoy some old goodies …