?UNITED DIDN'T FANCY IT' ? BURTON CAPTAIN

Last updated : 10 January 2006 By editor

…and he isn’t the only one doing so.

Darren Stride, "We felt after the first 20 minutes that some of the United players didn't fancy it. Some of them didn't want to be there on the pitch at all. They didn't want to get hurt. When we saw the team sheet without some of their big players we thought we had a chance.


"The gaffer said 'they've given us a chance'. They still had players who have won European Cups but we were still optimistic. We created the better chances and they were forced into playing the long ball in the second half.

"We went out with the intention of not disappointing ourselves or getting embarrassed. But as the game progressed we were amazed that we were allowed to play so much football. "When Wayne Rooney came on we all looked at each other. Nobody said anything but there was fear in everyone's eyes and we just thought 's***! They'll put a stronger team out in the replay. I don't think they'll take any chances."