Inter and Manchester ended a goal-less game. But the young and talented footballer Jonny Evans is confident that Manchester United will be celebrating a famous European victory in a fortnight.
Indeed, the Red Devils left the San Siro feeling disappointed last night after drawing 0-0 with Inter Milan, who were grateful that United didn’t take full advantage of their dominance for much of the first leg last 16 clash.
A we said, Evans was a concerning injury doubt ahead of the fixture in Italy, but his ankle stood up to the test of Brazilian hero Adriano and Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Once again in a big clash for coach Sir Alex Ferguson’s side, the player really made it good in the last line. If the frontme would have being just as effective, the leg would already be decided.
It’s interesting to read that Evans stated: "We're very disappointed not to have netted an away goal, especially at the moment you look at the opportunitys we had in the first half at the moment we got in behind them three or four times.
"However, it's not a bad result and we go to Old Trafford full of confidence. We must make sure we win – it's as clear as that."
Ferguson praised the contribution of Evans, hailing his desire to play. The Newtownabbey man limped off at full-time but hopes to be fit for Sunday’s Carling Cup final against Tottenham at Wembley.
Arsenal supporters will keep an eye on that one, probably still feeling a little apprehensive about their Champions League hopes.
The London team did win the first leg 1-0 at home to Roma last night through a Robin van Persie penalty, but it really must have been four or five.
PD: This game wasn't as good as the last victory over Fulham.