United win 'gave us belief' - Gareth
Gareth Bale has underlined the importance of our thrilling 3-2 win at Manchester United in September as we prepare to meet the Premier League leaders again on Sunday.
The flying winger scored a fantastic goal as we secured our first victory at Old Trafford since 1989.
Jan Vertonghen opened the scoring and Gareth made it 2-0 as we took the game by the scruff of the neck.
As expected, United hit back for 2-1, Clint Dempsey scored what turned out to be the winner for 3-1 before United made it 3-2 – those final three goals in the space of four breathtaking minutes at the start of the second half.
“That win stood us in good stead,” said Gareth. “It gave us confidence and belief to do what we’ve done so far this season.”
United arrive at the Lane on Sunday sitting top of the Premier League by seven points from Manchester City.
It a clash of top in-form teams – United have won nine of their last 10, while we’re fourth after putting together seven wins and two draws in our last 10 in the Premier League.
“We haven’t lost in a while and confidence is high,” added Gareth. “Okay, it was a scrappy game and a disappointing result at QPR, but we’re all looking forward to United. It’s a big test and will show where we are as a team.
“We’ll continue to do what we’ve been doing and hopefully we’ll get the three points.”