By Mancunian Matters staff
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says his side will not panic despite a second defeat in five days.
United were taken apart by a classy Newcastle United side last night, going down 3-0 thanks to strikes from Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye and a late Phil Jones own goal.
The defeat at the Sports Direct Arena came just days after United were beaten 3-1 at home to struggling Blackburn Rovers.
But Sir Alex, whose side are three points behind Manchester City in the Premier League table, said: "We have the experience to cope, we need to get the show on the road.
"It's not a time for panic. Losing a game at this time of the year can sometimes happen."
The Scot did concede that Roberto Mancini's City side now held the advantage over them.
He said: "Advantage to them [City], of course We had the opportunity – we were playing tonight, they played last night; they won theirs, we lost ours.
"So its advantage to them."
The two Manchester sides meet at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday for an FA Cup Third Round tie.