Sunday, February 15, 2009

Man of the match display from Darron Gibson

Irish central midfielder Darron Gibson played a major role in Man United's comfortable 4-1 win over Derby in the FA Cup fifth round today and Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed the Irishman's display cemented his place in the Reds' Carling Cup final team.

Gibson was named man of the match after scoring United's second goal in a classy midfield display, and Ferguson revealed the 21-year-old will definitely line up against Tottenham on March 1.

The Reds boss told MUTV: "We’ve been trying to test him in games and his performance today earned him a place in the Carling Cup final. He’s featured in all the games in the competition and deserves to play against Spurs, but today he confirmed his position there."

Derry born Gibson represented Ireland at u17, u19, u21 and ‘b’ international level before making his senior debut against Denmark in August 2007. He made his first senior start against Cyprus in a World Cup qualifier in October 2008, when he partnered Glenn Whelan in central midfield.

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