Wednesday, October 5, 2022

United vs Southampton : War of words begin ahead of the EFL final

The infamous grey jersey.
The infamous grey jersey.

“It is the worst excuse that I have ever heard” – Tissier on United’s jersey change

As the EFL finale approaches, the war of words has started. Ex-Southampton player Matthew Le Tissier has broached the topic of the 1996 game between Southampton and United. Spurs were in one of their toughest relegation battles at that point. At the same time, United were one of the pioneers of English football across Europe. Ferguson had taken Manchester by a storm and established their dominance in the League.

The story of 1996:

Southampton were struggling to stay adrift of the relegation zone that season. United were losing 3-0 after the first half. Post the break, United players came on to the pitch with a different jersey. Ferguson famously claimed after the match that the brightness of the kits affected the players.

The Blue and Whites.
The Blue and Whites.

“The players don’t like the grey strip,” claimed Sir Alex Ferguson, after his team changed into blue and white for the second half of their match at the Dell, having shipped three goals. “They find it difficult to pick each other out. We had to change the strip.”

Post this match, United had gone on to win the League with barely losing away games due to the blue and whites.

Tissier’s comments:

Tissier is a famous football pundit.
Tissier is a famous football pundit.

“It was only when I was walking to my car in the car park that this one guy stopped me and said: ‘Well done today — just wondering what you thought about Man United changing their kit at half-time?’ I went: ‘Did they?’
“Let me tell you, if they had won that game 3-0 you wouldn’t have heard a moan from anyone. It was the worst excuse I have ever heard for a defeat. Sir Alex Ferguson should be ashamed of himself.”

Tissier’s words are an indication of a heated build up between United and Southampton as they prepare to face each other for the finale of the first trophy.

The infamous grey jersey.
The infamous grey jersey.

“It is the worst excuse that I have ever heard” – Tissier on United’s jersey change

As the EFL finale approaches, the war of words has started. Ex-Southampton player Matthew Le Tissier has broached the topic of the 1996 game between Southampton and United. Spurs were in one of their toughest relegation battles at that point. At the same time, United were one of the pioneers of English football across Europe. Ferguson had taken Manchester by a storm and established their dominance in the League.

The story of 1996:

Southampton were struggling to stay adrift of the relegation zone that season. United were losing 3-0 after the first half. Post the break, United players came on to the pitch with a different jersey. Ferguson famously claimed after the match that the brightness of the kits affected the players.

The Blue and Whites.
The Blue and Whites.

“The players don’t like the grey strip,” claimed Sir Alex Ferguson, after his team changed into blue and white for the second half of their match at the Dell, having shipped three goals. “They find it difficult to pick each other out. We had to change the strip.”

Post this match, United had gone on to win the League with barely losing away games due to the blue and whites.

Tissier’s comments:

Tissier is a famous football pundit.
Tissier is a famous football pundit.

“It was only when I was walking to my car in the car park that this one guy stopped me and said: ‘Well done today — just wondering what you thought about Man United changing their kit at half-time?’ I went: ‘Did they?’
“Let me tell you, if they had won that game 3-0 you wouldn’t have heard a moan from anyone. It was the worst excuse I have ever heard for a defeat. Sir Alex Ferguson should be ashamed of himself.”

Tissier’s words are an indication of a heated build up between United and Southampton as they prepare to face each other for the finale of the first trophy.

The infamous grey jersey.
The infamous grey jersey.

“It is the worst excuse that I have ever heard” – Tissier on United’s jersey change

As the EFL finale approaches, the war of words has started. Ex-Southampton player Matthew Le Tissier has broached the topic of the 1996 game between Southampton and United. Spurs were in one of their toughest relegation battles at that point. At the same time, United were one of the pioneers of English football across Europe. Ferguson had taken Manchester by a storm and established their dominance in the League.

The story of 1996:

Southampton were struggling to stay adrift of the relegation zone that season. United were losing 3-0 after the first half. Post the break, United players came on to the pitch with a different jersey. Ferguson famously claimed after the match that the brightness of the kits affected the players.

The Blue and Whites.
The Blue and Whites.

“The players don’t like the grey strip,” claimed Sir Alex Ferguson, after his team changed into blue and white for the second half of their match at the Dell, having shipped three goals. “They find it difficult to pick each other out. We had to change the strip.”

Post this match, United had gone on to win the League with barely losing away games due to the blue and whites.

Tissier’s comments:

Tissier is a famous football pundit.
Tissier is a famous football pundit.

“It was only when I was walking to my car in the car park that this one guy stopped me and said: ‘Well done today — just wondering what you thought about Man United changing their kit at half-time?’ I went: ‘Did they?’
“Let me tell you, if they had won that game 3-0 you wouldn’t have heard a moan from anyone. It was the worst excuse I have ever heard for a defeat. Sir Alex Ferguson should be ashamed of himself.”

Tissier’s words are an indication of a heated build up between United and Southampton as they prepare to face each other for the finale of the first trophy.

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