Manchester United: 6 Things That Alex Ferguson Learned from the Community Shield

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Manchester United: 6 Things That Alex Ferguson Learned from the Community Shield
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Alex Ferguson witnessed the good, the bad and the beautiful as his side produced a sensational second-half comeback to silence their noisy neighbours, Manchester City.

The Community Shield is supposed to be a charity event, a semi-friendly curtain raiser for the season to come, but Wembley was the scene of the first battle of a conflict between the two tribes from Manchester that will rage all through the new campaign.

This was a clash of sometimes visceral intensity, a game that turned out to be the perfect scenario for the United manager to truly take stock of his players following the far more gentle preseason tour of the USA. What he will have seen will, at first, have worried him somewhat but by the end of it all, as his team enjoyed their celebrations, he will have come to some crucial conclusions.

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