United morning news: Bayern man on Valencia challenge ‘Same standards must apply’

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Manchester United fans waking up this morning will be pleased to hear that last night’s performance against Bayern Munich was not a dream – the United of old resurfaced to put in a steely performance against the reigning European champions. And while the job is anything but complete, the Old Trafford faithful can be happy with their side’s efforts in the first-leg.

Speaking after the match, goal-scorer Nemanja Vidic said he was happy with the result.

In quotes published by the Express, the defender said, “It was a tough game and a good result. We felt we had good positions and were solid, but one mistake was punished and they showed what a good team they are.”

That is why the job is only half-done, but considering how David Moyes’ men have performed on the road so far this season – the match against Olympiakos withstanding – they will travel to Germany with hope.

In other news, Bayern’s sporting director Matthias Sammer has been speaking about the incident that could have seen Antonio Valencia sent off, after Bastian Schweinsteiger saw red later in the same match.

The winger flew in to a challenge with Jerome Boateng and speaking to Sky Germany Sammer reportedly said, “If you apply the same standards then I don’t know how Valencia stays on.

“If the referee has a policy, then he must go through with it. There’s no question that what Schweini did was a foul, but with Valencia there were also several fouls and his outstretched leg against Jerome Boateng.

“At this level you have to apply the same standards.”

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