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Cambridge striker: We weren't in trouble against Man United

Cambridge United striker Ryan Donaldson says his team were comfortable in their clash with Manchester United.

The League Two side kept United out at the Abbey Stadium to earn a replay at Old Trafford.

Ryan Donaldson was man of the match. Credit: PA

"We were under the cosh for almost all the second half, (but) we've got a good resilience about us," Donaldson said.

"I didn't feel we were in too much trouble. They had a couple of chances, but I thought we were reasonably comfortable. I thought we deserved a draw."


Van Gaal blames pitch and referee for Man United failings

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says his star-studded team was hindered by a poor playing surface and the officials.

The Premier League side drew 0-0 against Cambridge United on Friday night, meaning they will have to now replay the tie at Old Trafford.

Louis van Gaal's team couldn't find a way past Cambridge. Credit: PA

"Every aspect of the match is against us," the Dutchman said.

"We have to come here, the pitch is not so good, but that can influence also that you play in another playing style.

"The opponents are always giving a lot more than normally. And defending is always easier than attacking.

"Then you have seen the referee (Chris Foy). It's always the same. Everywhere I have coached these games - and I have coached them also with other clubs - it's always the same."


Man United legend Paul Scholes critical of Arsenal players for dressing room behaviour at Man City

Paul Scholes has echoed the criticism levelled at Arsenal's players by Jamie Carragher for their dressing room antics at Man City.

Scholes doesn't believe with post-match photos in changing rooms. Credit: PA

Earlier this week, Sky Sports pundit Carragher suggested Arsenal's behaviour was more befitting of a team who had won silverware.

Man United legend Scholes mirrored those thoughts in his Independent column and revealed the dressing room at Old Trafford was sacrosanct under Sir Alex Ferguson.

In my world the dressing room was sacrosanct. The only time anyone was permitted to take pictures in there was when we had won a trophy. Unless I am wrong, Arsenal only got three points for beating City. It wasn't the European Cup final.

If you want a measure of how private a place the dressing room was when I was growing up at Manchester United, consider this: even Sir Alex Ferguson would knock before coming into the dressing room at the Cliff, the old training ground. The dressing room is for the players, and the players only. It was a rule.

– Former Man United midfielder Paul Scholes

West Ham in talks to sign Man Utd midfielder

Fletcher looks set to leave Man Utd. Credit: PA

Sam Allardyce has confirmed West Ham are one of the clubs chasing Darren Fletcher but claims the Hammers are yet to speak to the Manchester United midfielder.

Fletcher, who has made 342 appearances for the Red Devils, has only six months left on his contract at Old Trafford and is struggling to establish himself under new boss Louis van Gaal.

"We've had no permission to speak to Darren Fletcher," Allardyce said.

"He's got quite a few clubs interested in him so when he makes his mind up everyone will know.

"I don't know what the timeline is. If any of the other packages offered to him are accepted then we would accept that.

"Or if they hadn't made their mind up or were negotiating somewhere else that would be it. We can't wait forever.

"I always think at this stage of the window, if you do get something nailed on you have to take it because you might end up with nothing if you don't."

Tony Pulis recently admitted West Brom are in talks to sign the 30-year-old Scot.

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