Fergie remarks bemuse Laudrup

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup was bemused by Alex Ferguson’s

comments following an incident during their draw with Manchester

United on Sunday.

Robin van Persie was struck in the back of the head from close

range by Ashley Williams’ clearance, in an incident that Ferguson

said ‘could have killed’ the Dutchman.

In response, Laudrup said: “I did not see it at the time as

there were a lot of players involved, but I saw it afterwards.

“I don’t think he (Ferguson) meant literally killing him.

“Things happen in a game and I am sure Ashley and Van Persie

shook hands at the final whistle and we move on.

“When your pulse is on 180 then you can say things during the

game you don’t mean but then afterwards it is back to normal.”

Laudrup continued, commending his side’s draw with the league

leaders, and he was happy The Swans kept their record against the

league’s big guns intact.

He said: “I am pleased with a good performance. They started a

bit better than us, scored the goal and had five to ten-minute

period where they could have scored a second which would have made

it difficult.

“We equalised and I thought first half was an equal contest, in

the second half it was a more open game.

“They had more of the ball and created more chances but I felt

it could have gone either way.

“They had more chances but that is normal when playing a side

who are top of the table.

“It is a great point for the club and the players. I heard last

season there was too much respect shown for United, that was not

the case today.”