UK time is: 14:46:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Fergie's View

Even though Sir Alex Ferguson retained only two members of the side which started Tuesday's Premiership draw at Arsenal, there were still seven full internationals in the United line-up, more than enough it was assumed to dismiss a Burton outfit fully 104 places below them in English football's pyramid system.

Yet right from the start, the Brewers served notice they would not just roll over in the face of so many famous names.

Ferguson: 'Over the previous couple of years the FA Cup had gone a bit flat in terms of shocks but the Conference clubs have really made the FA Cup this year.

'There have been one or two surprise results over the last couple of games. Tamworth and Nuneaton have already done the FA Cup proud and today Burton were really committed and gave us a very good game.

'We didn't want a replay and I didn't expect one. If we had taken our chances we wouldn't have had to play one but the money will give Burton a lifeline, just as it did for Exeter last year.

'They worked their socks off and there is nothing wrong with the result as far as football is concerned. But the most important thing from our point of view is that we are still in the competition.'





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or click here to join in the debates on the forum.

Go on, get vitalled!

The Journalist

Writer: Cantona Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 9 2006

Time: 1:02PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Herrera on Barcelona Radar (Sunday May 3 2015)

They Want How Much For Pogba? (Sunday May 3 2015)

45 million (Or a Swap)? (Sunday May 3 2015)

Fletcher on His United Return! (Sunday May 3 2015)

Mata - We Need More Points! (Sunday May 3 2015)

Stats: United v West Brom (Saturday May 2 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. TheFamousNo7 11

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 34 24 8 2 41 80
2. Man City 34 20 7 7 34 67
3. Arsenal 33 20 7 6 31 67
4. Man Utd 35 19 8 8 24 65
5. Liverpool 35 18 7 10 11 61
6. Spurs 34 17 7 10 6 58
7. Southampton 35 17 6 12 20 57

Breaking League News

Koeman Bemoans Penalty Decisions
Sunderland : 03/05/2015 14:13:01
Advocaat Pleased With Win over Southampton. (audio)
Sunderland : 03/05/2015 13:05:00
Hammers after Back-Up Keeper!
West Ham : 03/05/2015 12:52:01
Gullit Sticks the Knife In!
Chelsea : 03/05/2015 12:42:01
Liverpool: 'World-Class' Gerrard Snatches QPR Win
Liverpool : 03/05/2015 12:40:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v West Brom (h)?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 5%
Valencia 4%
McNair 0%
Smalling 0%
Blind 0%
Herrera 47%
Mata 4%
Rooney 0%
Fellaini 0%
Young 4%
Van Persie 14%
Falco 4%
Di Maria 9%
I'll Opt Out of This One! 9%