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Simpson to stay grounded

12 Oct 2007 - 12:27:00

Manchester United starlet Danny Simpson has vowed to remain grounded despite taking the plaudits following his recent Premier League debut.

The 20-year-old full-back played 60 minutes of United's 4-0 thrashing of Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford last weekend and capped an impressive display with a cross for Wayne Rooney to complete the scoring.

But despite being talked about in glowing terms, the Manchester-born defender is refusing to get carried.

"Just because there might be a bit of hype about you after a couple of games for the first team it doesn't mean you've made it," he told the club's official website.

"You've almost got to work even harder when that happens to prove that you can stay in there.

"I was really pleased that I was able to set up Wayne for the fourth goal.

"All the lads came running over to me and it was just a really mad feeling, especially as all my family were at Old Trafford that day.

"To be playing with the likes of Ronaldo, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs - players you've grown up watching - was just amazing.

"And having Rio (Ferdinand) next to me in the defence was brilliant. He never stopped talking to me and helped me so much with my positioning and marking."


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