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'BRILLIANT' TIE FOR BREWERS SAYS CLOUGH

24 August 2017

NIGEL Clough was delighted with an "unbelievably brilliant draw" for Burton Albion after the Carabao Cup handed the Brewers a Third Round tie away at Manchester United.

He said: "It makes that away win at Cardiff seem even better now.

"It's a wonderful reward for two very good away victories in the competition to get this far.

"It's a great draw for the fans but also the players - I don't think many of them will have had the chance to play at Old Trafford before. It's very exciting and will give everyone a lift and a boost."

It brings back memories of 2005/2006 when the Brewers drew Manchester United in the FA Cup Third Round and despite still being a non-league team held a side featuring Ronaldo and Rooney to a 0-0 at the Pirelli forcing an Old Trafford replay.

Clough said: "Those ties played such an important role in the development of the club and as they also brought a team down for the official opening of the stadium we played them three times that season."

The Brewers boss is also aware of the size of the task against Jose Mourinho's star-studded squad.

"He's one that doesn't tend to put too weakened a side out so it's going to be very difficult from a football point of view. We will put our strongest side out and everyone will make the trip to share in the experence - it's one everyone can enjoy."


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