Ferguson warns against complacency

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson wants his side to cut out mistakes which have affected the side's perfect start to the season.

The draw with Stoke City last weekend was followed up by a hard earned point against Basel, which saw Ashley Young bag his first Champions League goal in the 90th minute to salvage the draw.

And Ferguson, who first saw his side make vital errors during the win over Chelsea, says his Red Devils must get rid of these mistakes if they're to overcome Norwich City this weekend.

“The Chelsea game was conspicuous for the number of careless mistakes we made,” he said.

“I have always firmly believed the old adage that the team that makes the fewest mistakes is the team that wins.

“We might not be so fortunate next time.


“Although I was delighted with an important result, I couldn’t turn a blind eye to our deficiencies. We must do better in that area.”

Away from United's draw with Basel, the week's big news story has surrounded former Old Trafford striker Carlos Tevez, who has been accused of refusing to play for Manchester City against Bayern Munich by his manager Roberto Mancini.

Ferguson has paid tribute to the Italian boss, praising his rival's strong management style.

"I think that Roberto Mancini's come out shown his strength of character, his strength of management and I think it's important in today's management," he added.

"I think we've all experience our own difficulties in management and you cope with it best you can and my only experience is strong management is important. There's no-one more important than the manager of a football club."

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