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Aitor Karanka proud of Middlesbrough's victory at Manchester United

29 October 2015

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has expressed pride in his players after they knocked Manchester United out of the Capital One Cup on Wednesday.

Following a goalless 120 minutes, Boro prevailed 3-1 in the subsequent penalty shootout, as Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick and Ashley Young all missed from the spot for United.

Their triumph at Old Trafford left manager Karanka overjoyed, and his side will now face Everton at the Riverside Stadium in the Quarter-Finals.

“It was amazing. The performance and the spirit, it was amazing,” he said to

“I am so proud of my players and our crowd should be. To beat Manchester United, Man City and go face-to-face with Liverpool and Arsenal is some achievement. My aim is to get the club to these kinds of stadiums every week.”

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“It was amazing game. They (Manchester United) have a lot of good players and they are very organised. But I told my players that I felt we were better than them, we were fitter and more confident. I have to say how proud I am. The main thing was the performance and it was amazing.

The Lads ⚽️⚽️⚽️ Get in there ⚽️⚽️⚽️

— Adam Clayton (@Clayts15) October 28, 2015

“They all played well. It was a difficult team selection because I had injuries and yellow cards to consider. And we have an important game on Saturday. I have to say again how much I trust all my players because players who haven't played were amazing. Eight days ago we were almost crying after defeat to Cardiff City, but we've come back stronger.”

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