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Published on Oct 06, 2012
 

Fergie demands United show of defiance on Sunday

 
 

NEWCASTLE (AFP) - Sir Alex Ferguson has demanded a show of defiance from his players as Manchester United look to get their Premier League title challenge back on track at Newcastle on Sunday.

United's 3-0 defeat at St James' Park last season put a severe dent in Ferguson's title ambitions and the Scot knows his side can't afford a repeat following last weekend's surprise home loss against Tottenham.

Ferguson's third-placed team are already four points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea, who have a home fixture against struggling Norwich on Saturday, and could go into the international break seven points off the top if they stumble against Newcastle.

But Ferguson loves to defy the odds when critics start to write off United and he called on his players to show their true colours on Tyneside.