Date: 27th September 2007 at 8:11am
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Sir Alex Ferguson pulled no punches after his Manchester United side were beaten 2-0 by Coventry City on Wednesday night.

‘I did not expect that at all,’ he said.

‘I am not interested in giving reasons or mitigating circumstances.

‘We have trumpeted these young lads a lot, so what has happened tonight was a big shock for us all.

‘We didn’t cope with the battle at all – it was just a very bad performance.’