Date: 8th May 2008 at 5:11pm
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‘There have been two firm offers made.

‘They are legitimate offers that are in the long-term interests of the club and we expect a third offer to come in over the next few days.’
– Paul Fletcher gives the latest news on the potential takeover of the Sky Blues.

‘I did not expect that at all. I am not interested in giving reasons or mitigating circumstances.

‘We have trumpeted these young lads a lot, so what has happened tonight was a big shock for us all.

‘We didn’t cope with the battle at all – it was just a very bad performance.’
– Sir Alex Ferguson makes no excuses after his side’s Michael Mifsud-inspired League Cup defeat.

‘They may have made changes but in Anderson, Nani, Michael Carrick, John O’Shea, Wes Brown and the rest they had tremendous players who cause you 100 problems in 100 different ways.

‘But we kept our shape well, our ball retention was good, and we refused to show too much respect.’
– Iain Dowie is delighted with his team’s display at Old Trafford.