"We have the experience to cope, we need to get the show on the road," said Ferguson, whose side are three points behind leaders Manchester City.
Alan HansenBBC Sport football expert
“Newcastle were sensational. They had every attribute for a team performance, but everything will worry Sir Alex Ferguson after this result. I expected a wounded animal after his team lost to Blackburn”
"It's not a time for panic. Losing a game at this time of the year can sometimes happen."
The Scot conceded that City were now in the driving seat at the top of the Premier League. Roberto Mancini's side moved to 48 points after
their 3-0 win over Liverpool
"Advantage to them, of course," admitted 70-year-old Ferguson.
The Old Trafford side will also be wary of third-placed Tottenham, who closed the gap to three points after their 1-0 victory over West Brom.
The London side will draw level on points with United if they win their game in hand against Everton next week.
The Magpies took the lead at the Sports Direct Arena through striker Demba Ba, before Yohan Cabaye added a magnificent second from a free-kick after the break.
Phil Jones' own goal late in the match sealed a memorable win for Alan Pardew's men.
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