Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs is confident that the club can still reach the Capital One Cup final despite their 2-1 loss to Sunderland last night in the Semi Final first leg.
The Welshman scored an own-goal in stoppage-time of the first-half, before a Fabio Borini penalty wrapped up the victory for The Black Cats after Nemanja Vidic levelled for the visitors.
Guy Poyet’s men will take their slender advantage to Old Trafford for the return leg in two weeks time, but Giggs is feeling confident that the one-goal defecit will be overturned.
Giggs told MUTV: “We did not have that little bit of luck. I hit the crossbar and Adnan hit a shot against me when I was offside.
“On another day that, would have gone in or been given, but it just did not go for us.
“We will keep plugging away and we will look forward to the second leg. We are still in it and we look forward to it at Old Trafford.”
The midfielder also joined David Moyes by complaining about the official throughout the match.
“I thought both decisions were harsh.
“I thought the first one was a free-kick to us – but saying that, we still have got to defend the free-kick.
“We got punished for that, but we were getting back into the game with a great header from Nemanja, and it looked like there was only going to be one winner.
“We created enough chances, but unfortunately the decisions went against us. We were quite happy with our performance. We felt we did enough to at least get a draw, although I think we can work on the quality of our crosses and shots when we get into the final third.
“The only chances they (Sunderland) really had were set-pieces. It was just one of those nights.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles