Yorke and Cole lethal

 

Wimbledon defender Kenny Cunningham has no doubts about United's best strike partnership after suffering at the feet of Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole on Saturday.

"I was very impressed by the both of them," said the Republic of Ireland full-back. "United have a lot of strikers at their disposal, each with their own attributes, but I think Cole and Yorke work very well off each other. Both are comfortable with the ball into feet and down the sides.

"We tried to condense the game against them and keep as high up the pitch as possible, but you are always aware that Cole's pace over 20 or 30 yards is a big threat if they play the ball in behind you.

"Dwight Yorke is the kind of player who can hurt you when he has the ball played into his feet because he can roll you and bring other players into play.

"Both of them are very dangerous one on one and you cannot afford to leave yourself isolated against them. You are continually walking a tightrope against them.

"Against us they proved what we knew already: individually they are two great players and collectively they are lethal."

Cunningham was also impressed by 19-year-old Wes Brown who made his first league start at Old Trafford. "People might have looked at his inclusion and thought is that a possible weak link?" he said. "But as the game wore on, he grew in stature and he looks an outstanding prospect."