Little mention of the tremendous effort that the Rams players put in and the superb support from yet another full house at Pride Park who held up black and white cards to make the stadium a sight to be seen.
There wasn't many reports that had Derby County outplaying the Champions for a fair amount of this game but that was what they did and were unlucky with several chances on goal.
Had the Rams taken several half chances it may well have been a different story, or maybe not, as the reporters would have blamed a below par Manchester United rather than well Played Derby.
It seems when you are down at the bottom you become an insignificants as referee, Mr Dowd seemed to think. He constantly amazed the capacity crowd by his decisions and managed to give the Rams four yellow cards, in what was a far from dirty competition, whilst just the one card for United substitute Carrick.
So take away the Ronaldo goal and were Derby County second best? I don't think so, but you will never convince the national rag writers, or the pontificating TV pundit. Anyway it was nice to be featured first on Match of the Day for a change!
Take a look at the loyal support :