Date: 8th April 2009 at 10:51am
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United were held to a disappointing 2-2 draw by a skilled and brave Porto side. The players, though, hasn’t lost belief – or they just haven’t shown it in front of the media.

Michael Carrick:: ‘We can beat anyone on our day, so we will go to Portugal with confidence and believing we can win. We’ll give it our best shot. They’re a good team, but I wouldn’t say we’ll worry about that. They’re a good side and you expect that at this stage of the competition. We’re not getting too down about the result. We’re not out. We’re still involved and we have plenty to play for.’

Nemanja Vidic: ‘We started badly by losing an early goal, but got ourselves back into it. At 2-1 we knew it would be a good result for us, but it didn’t work out that way and we know we need to go to Porto and win the game. We have the players up front who can score goals, but we won’t go there and be stupid by just going on the attack. They have some very good players, particularly up front, who will be looking to capitalise on any mistakes we might make, so we need to be clever with our play.’

Wayne Rooney: “We knew Porto were a good team, we knew what to expect and we should have dealt with it better. They have got a good away record in Europe this season and we knew what we needed to do, but we just didn`t deal with it, simple as that. We created a lot of problems for ourselves as a team and you don`t really want to do that. Thankfully we`re still in the tie as it could have been worse tonight. Hopefully we will go there and prove ourselves to be a good team and get the victory.”