Reports are out claiming that Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal was impressed by FA Cup opponents Cambridge United after their 0-0 draw.
Cambridge were rank outsiders for Friday’s tie and manager Richard Money was rightly delighted by his team’s display against English football’s most successful club. Van Gaal lavished praise on the opposition too.
“It’s fantastic for them,” he explained. “I think a lot of players have dreamt of this and they fought until the end. Also, in the first half they have created one or two possibilities. You can lose these games, in spite of the possession in the second half. So it is not as easy as everyone is thinking.
“I’m very happy we’re still in the FA Cup. Okay, we have to play another match but I don’t think that’s a bad thing because this season we don’t play in European competitions so it’s good we have an extra game in February.”