League Two club Cambridge United produced a courageous display of valour at home to 20-time Premier League winners Manchester United on Friday night, which earned them a draw and sealed second-leg trip to Old Trafford in a fortnight.
The FA Cup fourth round replay will earn Cambridge upwards of £1.7million and manager of the side Richard Money, is eagerly anticipating the windfall and also happy his team didn’t score against United last night which could have ruined the party.
Money doesn’t really care if his side makes it to the fifth round of the cup competition or not, what matters most in Money’s mind is money.
“It’s going to be a massive amount of money, I can’t think about to be honest,” said Money.
“I’m sure the chairman wouldn’t have been happy if we scored. I’ve just said in the dressing room we are going to Old Trafford, so who cares what happens.
“Enjoy soak it in, 75,000 people, whatever happens happens. It’s hard to put into words how proud we are.
“This club has been in the doldrums with 10 years out of the Football League, and now we’re taking everybody back to Old Trafford.
“In the second half we showed great character and courage, but in the first half we were good and carried a threat.
“We had a couple of good set pieces and couldn’t quite produce the final touch.
“I must put in a special word for the goalkeeper and two centre halves, who were terrific.
“We spent a lot of time before kick-off making them aware who the players were, giving them a good look at the Man United badge.
“I told them to stick their chests out, and go out and play, not to be fazed.”