Sunday, September 24, 2006
Reading 1 Manchester United 2
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson insists there's no shame for his team after yesterday's disappointing 1-1 draw at Reading.

The result means the Red Devils have now dropped five of their last six points following last Sunday's 1-0 home defeat by Arsenal.

Alex Ferguson said: "Last Sunday was a disappointing performance but not today."

Reading took the lead early in the second half through Kevin Doyle's penalty after the ball hit Gary Neville's hand in the penalty box.

Manchester United try to get an equalizer but was held back by Reading's defensive play before Cristiano Ronaldo netted a fine solo equaliser with 16 minutes remaining.

The penalty award had been against Gary Neville, with the England defender having been adjudged to have used an arm as a cross from the right bounced in the box.

Ferguson said: "I haven't seen it so I couldn't judge but it was a big decision."

Wayne Rooney again failed to hit the net but his manager was prepared to defend his performance.

The Scot said: "You have got to remember that was only his sixth game in six months."
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