Scot concedes that Blues were the better team in FA Cup quarter final.
Manchester United head coach Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that his team are “lucky to still be in the Cup” after Sunday afternoon’s thrilling 2-2 draw with Chelsea in the quarter-final at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils has taken an early 2-0 lead thanks to strikes from returning front men Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney, only for the home side to run out of gas after the half-time interval following their exertions against Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday night, with the West Londoners scoring twice to force a replay in the process through substitute Eden Hazard and Ramires.
However, it could have been even worse for the runaway Premier League leaders, who had Spain international keeper David De Gea to thank for a brilliant late save with his feet that denied compatriot Juan Mata for winning the tie outright.
“We’re lucky to be in the Cup. We just ran out of legs and Chelsea were far the better team in the second half,” Ferguson said in his post-match press conference.