Rangers news: Murty compares Rangers fans to Old Trafford

By David Woods

14th Mar, 2018 | 8:30am

Murty compares Rangers fans in clash v Celtic to Parkhead and Old Trafford

Graeme Murty has said that he has “never experienced” anything like the noise that was generated at the Old Firm clash against Celtic on Sunday.

Rangers lost 3-2 in a thrilling game, despite taking the lead twice, but Murty has said that both he and the players will emerge from the disappointing defeat better.

Talking in the Scottish Sun Murty said, “I have to say I have never experienced an atmosphere like it in my life and I have been at Parkhead, I have played in front of 75,000 at Old Trafford and I was not prepared for the wall of sound which hit me when we scored our first goal.

“I have nothing to equate that to and as a learning experience, as a young manager, and as hard and bitter as it feels right now, I will be far, far better for it.

“I wish it hadn’t happened, I wish we had won, but I will be better prepared and able to deal with things like that in the future because of that.”

Football Insider verdict:

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Everyone predicted a thrilling game and Murty’s men and Celtic conspired to serve up an absolutely enthralling Old Firm clash – as good as some of the classics. Neutrals wanted Rangers to win, but only to ensure that the rest of the season lived up to the promise of Sunday. As it is, Celtic are nine points clear but there’s still the Scottish Cup semi-final to look forward to. And Murty will be confident his men can lift themselves and get revenge for the painful defeat. One thing was certain though… The atmosphere at Ibrox was fantastic. Both sets of fans were in loud voice but the Ibrox faithful gave it everything, and to say they created a bigger wall of sound than that generated by fans at Old Trafford and Parkhead is fair tribute.

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