Last updated : 16 August 2004 By editor

'If you have to play a little bit different to win a game then you have to do it. But I have to say it's maybe a bit unfortunate for Manchester United to leave Stamford Bridge without a point. They played well, weren't afraid of us, and risked everything at 1-0 down.'

'Mr Ferguson pushed me to make changes that normally I don't do to play a safer match - and in fact the team defended very, very, very well. We have to work every day as I was saying. Manchester United and Arsenal have great teams and have worked with their managers for a long time. We've been together for three weeks but we have this spirit and organisation and we play with maximum effort and quality at certain moments.'