Jensen save 'pure instinct'
Wayne Rooney may have seemed more likely candidates to take the penalty but Carrick was ultimately given the responsibility. The Danish keeper admitted that he was slightly surprised not to be facing one of the strikers, but insisted the Red Devils' depth of quality meant they had many potential takers. "Rooney and Owen both could have taken it I suppose. Mind you, when I looked in the programme and saw Rooney was the star man, I thought it should be the star men really," Jensen added. "They are a quality side. One result does not change that." Despite the penalty save being a purely instinctive stop, Jensen believes that sticking to a pre-determined gameplan was crucial to securing victory over the champions. United predictably piled on the pressure after going a goal down, but their opponents flooded the middle of the park, forcing the visitors to shoot from wide angles. "Was I surprised they tried to put us under pressure? Not at all. They are the best team in the world. I expected it," Jensen said. "But what we tried to do was squeeze them down the middle which meant they had to go wide to shoot. "That gave me more chance to make the saves, so I have to praise the whole back four for standing up to the best team in the world."