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Wolves defend United changes
16 Dec 2009 - 13:05:50
Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey has given his backing to Mick McCarthy following the storm which his controversial squad selection against Manchester United has whipped up.
The Molineux club lost 3-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday night but disgruntled supporters have criticised McCarthy's decision to make 10 changes to his starting line-up.
Only goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann survived from the side that defeated Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, with McCarthy keen to protect his regular starters ahead of Sunday's clash with Burnley.
Travelling fans chanted 'we want our money back' and 'where is our first team?' at Old Trafford, but Moxey has leapt to the defence of his under-fire manager, who he claims made the decision for the long-term good of the club.
"We have no plans to refund the £42 that they were chanting about although we do have an empathy with them," he told Sky Sports News.
"We are very disappointed that we lost the game, but we have a squad system.
"I don't think we are going to get any complaints from other teams.
"We have also had a large amount of injuries recently, Michael Kightly is out and we have lost Andy Keogh.
"It's an old saying but the season is a marathon not a sprint and Mick's job is to keep us in the Premier League."