Richard Money vows to 'cherish every second' at Old Trafford

Friday 23 Jan 2015
Cambridge United boss Richard Money

Richard Money says he and his Cambridge United side will go and “enjoy every second” of their trip to Old Trafford on Wednesday 4 February after earning another shot at Premier League Manchester United.

The U’s produced a valiant performance as they held the 11-time winners to a goalless draw in the FA Cup Fourth Round.

Cambridge 0-0 Man Utd

The FA Cup
Fourth Round
Abbey Stadium
Friday 23 January 2015

Money said: “They were outstanding, and I have to say a special word to the two centre-halves and my goalkeeper – they were fantastic,” 

“We spent a lot of time before kick off in the dressing room, making them aware and prepared for when they saw the teamsheet and to take a good look who the players are.

“We asked them to focus, try and think about seeing that shirt with the Manchester United badge, and then in the line up, look at it and stick their chests out and go and play – and they did.”

He continued: “I don’t think anybody really envisaged the second half being any different to what it was.

“It’s not only possession, but the number of bodies they have in your half.

“But Luke Chadwick came on and picked it up for ten minutes, and we had one or two little thrills and spells and you think that maybe the game was made for him to get us something – but I suppose he was more intent on getting back to Old Trafford.”

Having played out the draw in front of a live television audience, Money says the potential earnings from the return tie at Old Trafford will be “massive” for Cambridge – and added his joy at pleasing his chairman.

“It’s going to mean a massive, mindblowing amount,” he said. “I’m sure the chairman wouldn’t have been happy if we had scored in the second half!”

He added: “We’ve just said to the lads in the dressing room, ‘You’re going to Old Trafford, who cares what happens’.

“We’ll just go, enjoy it and soak it all in. We’ll be playing at a fantastic stadium in front of 75,000 people, whatever happens will happen.”

By Gary Stonehouse Staff Writer At Abbey Stadium