John Mac writes:
A brief interlude before the chief getting back to the computer means I’m putting up Martin’s musings. I’m doing it as time ticks away and I’m hoping for away goals at Southampton and Wigan. Why am I feeling like this? For no other reason than Titus put his knee in the way and took away our hopes of a point.
And how does our manager feel? here he is to let you know in his own words:
I thought we were tentative in the first half; we were a bit wary of Manchester United and their ability.
We got into the game properly in the second half and I must admit the effort shown was fantastic.
I’ve taken a lot of heart from that second half performance; we played better against a really good side.
Before the game the players may have been apprehensive because of Manchester United’s reputation, but at the break the only thing that separated the two teams was that one goal.
The crowd got right behind us and the players put everything into the game.
The four players who came in today did very well. Overall, I don’t think anyone can fault the effort shown.
The second half performance is definitely something to build on as United have been outstanding this season.
All the best,