Malcolm Dawson writes...with M. Salut at the pantomime (no not Old Trafford) he has forwarded MON’s post match personal e-mail to me. More of the same I’m afraid, just like the performance! No good the manager taking part in Radio 4’s “Just a Minute” as he regularly commits the cardinal sins of deviation and repetition, whilst his team provides the hesitation. Still here are his words of wisdom…..
It was a really spirited performance in the second half.
Coming to Old Trafford can sometimes be daunting and I think we gave a very good side a little bit too much respect early on in the game.
We really improved in the second half and created some very good chances.
Their first goal was a mistake on our part and we probably should have dealt with it better.
At that point it could have got a little bit more frenetic.
We pulled a goal back in the second half and with the chances we had it could have made for a really interesting finish, but we were unable to put them away.
[Stephane] Sessegnon helped us get our goal back but we were unable to reduce the deficit any further, which was naturally disappointing with the chances we had.
We can take a lot of heart from the second-half performance.
There are a lot of big games coming up and they’re going to be important for us.
All the best,