Rangers (a) Friendly
McCulloch penalty 0-1
"It was a great game in terms of competitiveness. It's fair to say we weren't at our best but we got stronger as the game went on, which was pleasing.
"I gave everybody a game, which was the intention, and we're building up nicely.
"Some people did themselves a lot of credit. I thought Jonas did really well, was really positive and looked like his old self. Mathieu Debuchy was excellent, as was Cabaye and one or two others.
"Our substitutes made a little bit of an impact too.
"We certainly didn't deserve to draw, if I'm being honest. I thought we deserved to win but the goal just wouldn't come.
"Colo has a little groin pull, but
I donít think thatís a big problem - the big bonus is we have everybody
available (seemingly forgetting that new signing Loic Remy is injured).
"He will be fit but it's whether he will be ready, because three-and-a-half months is a long time for a goalkeeper but he's an outstanding keeper, one of the best in the world, and hopefully he will be ready."
"I am thrilled with the game. I thought from start to finish against a top team, we played really well.
"We kept the ball well, our work
rate was excellent, our passing was good, we created chances against one
of the best teams weíll play this year, so Iím delighted.Ē
Shola Ameobi continued his scoring run as he grabbed his fourth pre-season
goal to save United's blushes with a last minute equaliser at Ibrox on Tuesday