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The Verdict

28 October 2013

Wilder on Wimbledon

United may have gone top of the league on Saturday but Manager Chris Wilder was not about to get carried away after the 2-0 win at Wimbledon.

“We had to work hard and at times we had to defend for our lives a little bit” he told Yellow Player. “I’d have liked to see us pass the ball a bit better and get ourselves up the pitch a bit further, but I thought we did that when Deane Smalley came on; he gave us another outlet which was good.”

United’s fourth clean sheet in a row means that they have the meanest defence in the league, as well as being top scorers, and the willingness of centre-halves Jake Wright and Michael Raynes to throw themselves in front of any danger played a big part in United victory

“That is just their natural attitude” said Chris. “If you see them training eight against eight they are doing it then as well because they want a clean sheet and they want to win.”

United now move on to face Bristol Rovers at home on Saturday. With a big crowd expected and United’s fans revelling in their team’s table-topping position it should be another great occasion, but Chris knows his side need to keep the momentum going:

“It’s going to be a good game. We just have to keep our heads down and keep focus. Hopefully we will have another great support; the fans were great and sometimes I couldn’t get instructions on to the pitch at times because they were so loud behind me! That’s a good problem to have and I hope there is a fantastic atmosphere again on Saturday.”

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