?FORGET AN UPSET' ? FERGIE TELLS BURTON

Last updated : 17 January 2006 By editor

Alex Ferguson, "It's a nice game for them. They will probably make around six, seven hundred thousand pounds out of it. In that respect it's terrific for them. But I always say in a cup tie, home advantage always gives you a great chance. It's beyond the fairytale thing, it's a matter of us winning the match. It doesn't matter who we play, we have got to win.

"I will make some changes. I think I played the right team in the first game (!!! – ed) and it won't be far away from that team again. It gives me an opportunity to use all my squad. Keeping players happy is not easy and I think anyone with a big squad will tell you that.”

That’s right Sir Alex, you keep the players happy. Fuck the fans who’ve had to find another £30 odd for a replay that should never have taken place. The poor babies earning £40k per week must come first.

John O’Shea wants an early goal to kill off any chance of an upset:

"An early goal would be the perfect situation for us. If we can get that killer strike we can then sit back a bit and hit them on the counter-attack. They would have to come out and go for it which would leave us gaps to run into.

"We've got to bounce back quickly. Fortunately we've got games coming up thick and fast so we can put the result behind us and out of our minds. Up to that point we'd been doing very well in the league so it was very disappointing. The best thing we can do now is make sure we beat Burton."

Yes John, that’ll make up for everything. And of course there is the usual United fan in the Burton team. Pravda.com spoke to winger Keith Gilroy:

"To be able to pit your wits against the United defenders was a great challenge and I'm looking forward to that challenge again on Wednesday. Every time I got the ball in the first match I just wanted to get forward and I'll be aiming to do that again this time round.

"Our main aims will be to try and sneak a goal and also make sure we keep the scoreline respectable. We've already exceeded all our expectations by getting a draw in the first game, I just hope we can keep that going in the second match; it would be nice for us to look back and say we gave United two hard games.


"It'll be a once in a lifetime opportunity and I'm sure it'll be the best night of our careers. I always used to dream about playing in stadiums like Old Trafford but after I was released by Middlesbrough I never thought in a million years that I'd get the chance to play there.

"My earliest memories of following United are seeing them win the Premiership for the first time, Eric Cantona's winning goal in the 1996 FA Cup final against Liverpool and of course the Treble. I used to beg my Dad to take me to Old Trafford when I was younger, but living in Ireland meant it wasn't easy to get over to Manchester.

"My family will be making the trip this round though and they're all looking forward to it. You've just got to take it all in because it's something that will probably never happen to us again, unless we get drawn here next year of course!"