Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

We'll Face Down Reds

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

We'll Face Down Reds

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Byline: Barry King

Straight-Talking French Franck Queudrue insists Boro will create enough scoring chances to beat Manchester United on their own turf tomorrow night.

The full back says there will no repeat of the blank Boro scoresheet against Blackburn on Saturday.

Queudrue points to the chances Steve McClaren's side created against struggling Rovers and says Boro can find the net at Old Trafford - and come away with the three points.

Gaizka Mendieta had a great chance after just three minutes against Graeme Souness' Blackburn but shot wide with just Brad Friedel to beat.

And the Spanish midfielder then saw another first half shot saved by the American shot-stopper.

In the second half Juninho saw his close range effort saved by Friedel - although the Brazilian possibly should have done better - and the in-form keeper then thwarted skipper Gareth Southgate to win the three priceless points for Blackburn.

But Queudrue says Saturday was simply a one-off - a bad day at the office - and McClaren's men will be firing on all cylinders to take on the champions.

"We will be going to Manchester United to get a result," said Queudrue.

"Saturday was a big disappointment especially after the Arsenal match but we will be looking to bounce back.

"We can get a result because we have the players to win matches.

"It will be a very tough one for us, it is our fourth match in ten days, but we will be ready.

"And why can't we get a win? Just look at the chances we are creating.

"Against Blackburn we had four one-on-ones and we missed them all.

"Their keeper made two or three good saves. It was just one of those days. That won't happen every match.

"It is very frustrating, but at least we are creating the chances and we can score goals."

If Boro are to get a result at Old Trafford they must cut out individual errors, as well as sticking their chances away.

Queudrue added: "We lost against Blackburn because there were too many mistakes.

"The last week has taken a lot out of us, a lot of energy.

"And I think one of the reasons we lost against Blackburn was because we were celebrating a little. …

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