Last Updated: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:16
Rio Ferdinand admits Manchester United got a taste of their own medicine at Tottenham, but insists the team should not be disheartened.
United looked set to re-establish a seven-point lead over bitter rivals Manchester City after Robin van Persie put them on course for victory, but Clint Dempsey snatched a point for Spurs with a 93rd-minute equaliser.
United are the ones who usually revel in pulling off a result with a late goal - they have snatched last-gasp winners in four matches this season and they also stole a draw at West Ham with an injury-time equaliser from Van Persie in the FA Cup.
The fact that United have scored so many late goals during Sir Alex Ferguson's 27-year spell in charge at Old Trafford has partly led to the coining of the term 'Fergie time', and for that reason, Ferdinand was philosophical about his team being denied victory in such a dramatic fashion.
"It is disappointing," Ferdinand said. "But as soon as you get off the pitch and into the changing room you think back to how many times we have done that to other teams over the years and you have to accept it and take it on the chin."
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