Kevin Pilkington joins us again for post match reflections; we chatted about yesterday’s late show against Bolton.
Yolkie : Another dramatic late winner for United from a substitute at the tail end of the season. Of course it was in the script; do you think United just got out of jail or do you think it will be as inspirational as say, Brucey in 1993 or Kiko Macheda in 2009?
Kevin : We have talked about this a lot this season but it’s no coincidence that United keep scoring late goals. It’s not luck it’s just there will and determination to win games. Hopefully it will be as inspirational as Brucie’s and they can go on to win the league.
Yolkie : The knives are out for Jonny Evans; he was out for a long time, looked rusty and indecisive and of course got sent off. What did you think of his performance, and of the tackle that led to the red card?
Kevin : A bit harsh on Jonny Evans I think. He’s been out of action for a lengthy period so to come back and be on top of your game straightaway is very hard to do. I was listening to reports on the radio after our game last night and from what I was hearing it was a horror tackle but when I saw it this morning I didn’t think it was a bad tackle, the unfortunate thing was on the follow through he caught Holden and it made it look worse than it was. I have seen worse tackles this season go unpunished.
Yolkie : Must be the first time Fergie’s ever welcomed an international break, after we got another injury in the defence in Wes Brown!
Kevin : Yes, the break has come at a good time. United should have most of the players available for the next game barring any injuries from the internationals.
Yolkie : We’re 5 points clear after Arsenal dropped points. As a pro, how gutted would they have been to have felt great for coming back from 2 down and then seeing our result, and how we got it?
Kevin : As a player you have got to stay focused on your job and try not to let other things affect you but I’m sure Arsenal will have looked at the timing of United’s goal and felt deflated especially after rescuing a point against West Brom.