Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Fergie Praises Lee

Fergie Praises Lee

I love the Carling Cup. No, really. It's really good to win but if we crash out, I can say, 'Who cares?'. So I was perfectly relaxed before the Crewe game on Wednesday and it seems the players were thinking along the same lines as they produced a poor performance despite the presence of a bunch of experienced players. At the end, we needed Kieran Lee's cool finish in the 119th minute to survive and Fergie admitted United were lucky to scrape through while praised our match-winner teenager unreservedly.

'Without question, Kieran is a good player,' Ferguson said.

'He has good ability; all he needs is time to develop.

'He showed great awareness to make the run for the goal and it saved me from embarrassment because I never win penalty shoot-outs.

'Maybe some of the older boys found it difficult to get motivated and I also have to take into consideration Gabriel Heinze needs games and Mikael Silvestre is only just back from injury, but it was a really disappointing performance.'

'I think we used up a bit of luck tonight. Credit to Crewe, I think they were the better team. They created many chances, and we missed some ourselves.'

'It was a pretty open game and I thought it was played at a great pace, with a lot of energy spent in the game.'

'We were a bit careless in the whole performance. Right from the start we gave Crewe a foot in the game and we shouldn't be allowing them to do that.'

Pretty much the same can be expected when United visit Southend on 7/8 November but really, that's why I love the Carling Cup: we don't necessarily have to be embarassed (not very much, at worst) even after a really stinking performance, due to the relative lack of prestige of the competition. But victories are still there to savour, no matter that we were being outplayed by a League One team.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Zae
Date:Thursday October 26 2006
Time: 2:02PM

Comments

0
honesty, superb! Win win for United by the sounds of it, shame when Villa meet you in the final after brushing aside Chelsea in the next round, that we'll have to beat you! NURSE, more of those happy pills please. :o)
The Fear
27/10/2006 21:25:00
0
Will he make the first team?????????
Tigerphil
29/10/2006 08:19:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

League Cup Round 3 Draw Wednesday Evening

The draw for round three of this year's League Cup competition will take place at around 9.45-10pm on Wednesday evening following the Accrington Stanley v Burnley tie.

Ibramhimovic In Team Of The Week (22/8/16)

Manchester United are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

No Penalty Drama

Much has been made of the fact Wayne Rooney wasn't on penalty duty against Southampton on Friday with Zlatan Ibrahimovic on spot kick duty in the United win on Friday.

Stoke Move For United Defender?

Hughes wasn't ruling out an interest in Jones when asked about reports of a Stoke interest in the man who came to United from Blackburn in 2011 for £16m.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Southampton?
Suggested By:
de Gea5%
A Valencia4%
Bailly1%
Blind3%
Shaw1%
Fellaini3%
Pogba31%
Mata0%
Mkhitaryan1%
Rooney1%
Smalling0%
Martial3%
Herrera0%
Ibrahimovic47%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 2 2 0 0 6 4
2 Man Utd 2 2 0 0 6 4
3 Hull City 2 2 0 0 6 3
4 Chelsea 2 2 0 0 6 2
5 Everton 2 1 1 0 4 1
6 Middlesbrough 2 1 1 0 4 1
7 Spurs 2 1 1 0 4 1
8 Burnley 2 1 0 1 3 1
9 WBA 2 1 0 1 3 0
10 West Ham 2 1 0 1 3 0
11 Liverpool 2 1 0 1 3 -1
12 Swansea 2 1 0 1 3 -1
13 Arsenal 2 0 1 1 1 -1
14 Watford 2 0 1 1 1 -1
15 Leicester City 2 0 1 1 1 -1
16 Southampton 2 0 1 1 1 -2
17 Stoke 2 0 1 1 1 -3
18 Sunderland 2 0 0 2 0 -2
19 Crystal Palace 2 0 0 2 0 -2
20 AFC Bournemouth 2 0 0 2 0 -3
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.TheFamousNo73
2.ForeverUnited1