Manchester United first half 'craziest ever'By Jonny Fordham
December 03, 2012
Sean Morrison described the first half of Reading's 4-3 defeat to Manchester United as one of the craziest 45 minutes of football he's ever played in.
In a seven-goal thriller, six different scorers hit the back of the net inside the opening 34 minutes.
Hal Robson-Kanu's goal opened the scoring, and the floodgates, in the eighth-minute to pave the way for Anderson, Wayne Rooney, Adam Le Fondre, Morrison, Rooney again and then Robin van Persie to strike.
And centre-back Morrison said: "It was a bit mad. The first-half was one of the craziest 45 minutes of football I've ever played in.
"We came off at half-time feeling comfortable as there wasn't much going on. The first goal went in at the front post and the second was a penalty.
"We felt comfortable in our shape and in the second half they sat in their shape making it hard for us to break them down.
"I think we can take away a lot as they're one of the best teams in the world.
"I would exchange that goal for a point or three any day of the week.
"It's nice to be able to say I've scored against Man United. They have some of the best players in the world and you know if they get a chance then they will score."
Reading now must turn their attentions to a huge relegation six-pointer away to Southampton on Saturday.
With three points and a place separating the two sides in the bottom three, Royals desperately need a change of fortunes from their festive fixtures.
"Every weekend is a big one in the Premier League," added Morrison.
"We are in the relegation zone and need to get ourselves out of it. If we can go away and get two results it will be fantastic for us.
"We want to stay in this league and we have to win games and pick up points and that needs to start happening soon.
"I think we're moving in the right direction and it will come if keep going."