Tannadice Park

Next Game

Dundee U v Aberdeen

Sunday, 02 August 2015, 15:30

Scots Prem

McNamara content with start

New Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara hopes the 3-0 Scottish Cup victory over Rangers will act as a springboard for the team's league form.

Last Updated: 03/02/13 at 08:11 Post Comment

Jackie McNamara: Winning start as Dundee United boss

Jackie McNamara: Winning start as Dundee United boss

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

United swept their Third Division opponents aside with skipper Jon Daly scoring in between a double from Johnny Russell at Tannadice.

"The result gives everyone a lift," McNamara said on Sky Sports 1. "I know we have got potential. The front three were very sharp today.

"We've got some good players here and hopefully we can kick on now. It's the first step today."

The result was never in doubt after Russell's opener just 15 seconds into the tie and United were sharper all over the pitch.

McNamara praised the Glasgow side for a strong performance after the break, until United's superior fitness eventually paid off with Russell's second goal and the dismissals of Rangers duo Kal Naismith and Ian Black in the last 11 minutes.

"Rangers were possibly the better team in the second half but we defended well," McNamara added.

"It was eight games without a clean sheet before today so that was a plus for us."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Marcos Rojo says Angel Di Maria is most talented Man Utd player

Marcos Rojo believes Angel Di Maria is the most talented player at Manchester United and has backed him to show that this season.

Sepp Blatter will not attend the Women's World Cup final

Sepp Blatter will not travel to Canada for the final of the women's World Cup on July 5 for personal reasons.

Barcelona beat Man City in race to sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba

Barcelona have reportedly agreed a £64million deal with Juventus to sign Paul Pogba - with the deal scheduled to go through in the summer of 2016.

Mail Box

Arsenal Only Need Two More (As Ever)

One Chelsea fan still doesn't see Arsenal as title contenders, plus we have thoughts on Petr Cech, Sergio Ramos, Heurelho Gomes, Paulinho and Arsenal Denilson...

Cech To Arsenal Has Been On The Cards For Years

We have happy Arsenal fans regarding their new goalkeeper, plus thoughts on Jose vs Arsene, transfer bulls**t, like-for-like Liverpool, WWC and population pedantry...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company