Sir Alex sees cup win as fillip for Bandarq better things to come

 

 

YOKOHAMA-Sir Alex Ferguson added another piece of silverware to his extensive trophy cabinet on Sunday with Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Liga de Quito of Ecuador in the final of the Club World Cup.

The longtime coach of the Red Devils was Bandarq delighted by the performance of his club and said the win will act as a springboard to better things ahead in 2009.

Following are excerpts from his post-match press conference:

 

Q: Defender Nemanja Vidic was sent off in the second half. How did that affect your play?

A: It affected the penetration we showed in the first half. After his sending off we had to be more disciplined and make sure we didn’t concede. And I began to wonder if we were going to extra time. To play with 10 men with that long to go would have been a long road. But in fairness we played with good expression and still tried to win the match and that’s a measure of the ambitious players we have, so I was pleased with the performance.

 

Q: Wayne Rooney was named player of the tournament, do you think that was deserved?

A: Well I think he was the player of the game, there’s no doubt about that. I think he deserved it. Because I think he could have scored two or three times in the first half. It was a very, very good performance from him and a magnificent goal. I’ve seen him do that …

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