“We should be fighting for our lives on the pitch. The attitude of the team was outstanding. It would’ve been nice to have shown more composure on the break but that's hard to do in our position. Once or twice, we got into great positions and perhaps that first decision let us down a little.
“The players should be proud of their performance. I didn't see players leaping around afterwards celebrating, which shows me they've got high standards. We grafted so well, well enough to deserve a point I thought.”
When the Red Devils did create an opening, Hodgson was pleased with the defensive unity on display in a tough encounter where small margins could make the difference.
“We always thought if we could defend as well as we did, we might get a chance or two,” he explained.