Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v Liverpool

Sunday, 10 May 2015, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Anfield

Last Game

Liverpool 2 - 1 QPR

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Poyet: Borini wait is boring

Gus Poyet still hopes Sunderland can sign Liverpool's Fabio Borini after watching his side draw 1-1 with Manchester United.

Last Updated: 25/08/14 at 16:25 Post Comment

More of the games that matter

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

Poyet is keen to have an answer soon as to whether Italy striker Borini - his main transfer target - will join the club.

The Italian is said to have turned down a permanent move to Wearside, but Poyet has not given up on his man just yet.

"I think we're getting close to a final decision either way because it's been a bit too long," the Black Cats boss told Sky Sports.

"It's time now that it's a yes coming or a no, as we need to move on."

United were denied their first competitive win under Louis van Gaal on Sunday as Jack Rodwell's equaliser secured a 1-1 draw for the hosts in the Premier League clash at the Stadium of Light.

Juan Mata put United ahead in the 17th minute, providing a close-range finish to Antonio Valencia's cross.

But Rodwell broke his Black Cats duck 13 minutes later by heading in a Sebastian Larsson corner to draw things level.

The result means the Red Devils have got their first point of the new league season on the board.

But just over a week on from their campaign-opening home defeat to Swansea, Van Gaal's men again looked unconvincing, even with Robin van Persie back in the team.

"It was a good game to watch," said Poyet.

"We played a very good first half, going forward taking chances and creating half opportunities after conceding at what was the wrong time really because we were in control of the game. It was a big effort.

"We made a few decisions on how to play against a different system and the boys have done exceptionally well. We showed that we were organised and difficult to play against."

In his post-match press conference, Poyet had some sympathy for Ashley Young, who was booked for diving, and was relieved not to have conceded a spot-kick.

He said: "It was tough on Ashley. The only problem with Ashley is his reputation. Before he even went for that ball, everybody was expecting him to jump, but that reputation is unfortunate.

"I didn't think it was a yellow card. I am not sure if it was a penalty. It was one of those that is even difficult for the referee. Either way, some people will be upset, some people will be happy.

"It was one of those. It was a difficult 50-50 and the outcome was only because of what has happened in the past and it's not fair on him. I don't like it."

Poyet was understandably pleased with his side's performance on an afternoon when summer signing Will Buckley shone in his first start for the club.

The Uruguayan said: "I am so pleased that he had a very good first half because now everybody knows why I was so consistent in asking the club to bring him.

"It took us seven and a half months - we got him here and now everybody knows why, because he is electric, because he's direct, because he brings the stands into a different feeling, the atmosphere.

"He is going to do plenty of things. Now, don't expect it every week - £2.5million. People pay £30million and £40million and £50 million - we paid £2.5million, so let's be patient.

"But he showed why he is here and that makes me very happy."

Meanwhile, Poyet refused to comment on reports that former Chelsea frontman Salomon Kalou is a target during the remaining days of the transfer window.

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

still can't see the Phil Jones thing that some people go on about. Whenever I watch him play it's a repeat of headless chicken meets a gurning Bambi on ice for 90 minutes.

diabolicaldiaby
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

P

robably the first list I've come across in a long time where I agree with a large majority of what was written. Can't agree with everything though, Zaba has had an awful season by his standards, I'd put Monreal (a player who I've never rated) up there, gotta give credit where it's due, he's really stepped up his game.

scroteymcbooger
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

S

ome top analysis here..... UNITED WOULD BE TOP IF IT WEREN'T FOR ALL THEM GAMES THEY LOST

benvo81
United Progress Stifled By Bottom-Half Record

Footer 365

Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis could return from injury against Arsenal

Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis could return to action against Arsenal after nearly a month on the sidelines.

Juventus 2-1 Real Madrid: Carlos Tevez penalty hands Juve first-leg lead

Juventus will take a narrow lead into their Champions League semi-final second leg with Real Madrid after a 2-1 win in Turin.

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini says sorry to supporters

Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has written a letter to fans apologising for recent poor results.

Mail Box

How Is Coutinho Rated Above Cazorla?

We have a mailbox packed full of views on Santi Cazorla, what Arsenal and United need this summer, the idiocy of St Totteringham's Day and rather a lot more...

Arsenal Need Three. These Three...

One mailboxer has the realistic answers to Arsenal's summer transfer needs. We also have plenty more on Newcastle fans, handballs, Chelsea selling and Johnny...

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