Derby County boss Frank Lampard has hailed his players spirit following English Football League Cup shoot-out win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

The Red Devils have gained the lead just after three minutes of the game thanks to Juan Mata’s stunning strike. But Derby got an equaliser in the 59 minutes on direct free-kick from Harry Wilson.

Eight minutes later, Mourinho side were reduced to a 10-man team after goalkeeper Sergio Romero being dismissed.

Lampard’s men got a lead in 86 minutes when United goalkeeper Lee Grant failed to deal with Jack Marriott’s shot from outside of the box.

Marouane Fellaini has equalised in stoppage time but the goal was not enough for Mourinho’s men to qualify for the next round.

Lampard, whose side went through after beating United on 8-7 penalties, has claimed that he is now a proud manager.

Lampard told Sky Sports: “I’m shell-shocked. What a performance. To go down early at Old Trafford and play as well as they did was superb. We had the personality to take penalties and play the way we did. I am a proud manager.”

“It was the easiest selection I have had, the players were superb against Brentford and they deserved the chance to play at Old Trafford. I wanted to bring a team who could really compete. I am so proud of them.”

“I am trying to build a group to be successful and nights like this are incredible. To go against world-class players and play that way, it’s right up there.”

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