Steve Bruce still cannot win as a manager against Manchester United. In his post-match e-mail, he praises a good but losing performance …
With the penalty shout the right decision was made. There wasn’t any real clarity on it even after seeing a replay.
It was a handball, we could all see that. Ultimately we’ve got no complaints.
It’s such a shame for Wes [Brown] to score on own goal; we seem to make a habit of conceding own goals at Old Trafford.
It’s especially disappointing because the back four and the goalkeeper were terrific today.
Defensively we were excellent. I can’t remember ever being as comfortable in a first half against a Manchester United team, but unfortunately we fell to a set piece.
We posed a real threat and it’s disappointing because when you play so well here you’ve got to take your chances, but unfortunately we never managed to do that.
Keiren Westwood has been knocking on my door looking to get a chance in the team and he played very well today. All of those training sessions he’s put in have paid off for him today.
As always, the fans were great. The support for our club is fantastic, they travelled in numbers to see their team and they can be pleased with them today.
We weren’t quite good enough to get something out of it but certainly gave a good performance.
All the best,
All the best,