Fergie - We Were Lucky

Last updated : 08 January 2009 By Sam
The hosts won the game courtesy of a first half strike by Kris Commons but could well have gone on to win by a lerger margin against an under-par United side who will still be favourites to reach the final going into the second leg at Old Trafford on the 20th January.

"The positive to take from the game is the fact we only lost 1-0," the United boss told Sky Sports after the match..

"It was a fantastic result for us tonight considering the performance.

"I think we are lucky. We could have lost by more.

"In any semi-final you hope to give yourself breathing space and you hope to win the game.

"But we expect to recover from a 1-0 deficit against anyone at Old Trafford and I am sure we will.

"We were so bad and Derby will rue the fact they didn't score more."