Derby County midfielder David Jones believes the club restored some pride in their weekend defeat to Manchester United.
The Rams were mauled 6-1 by Chelsea in midweek and many feared a repeat hamming in the fixture against the Red Devils on Saturday.
However, Paul Jewell's struggling side gave a good account of themselves and we only undone by a late Cristiano Ronaldo goal.
While Jones is disappointed Derby failed to get anything out of the Pride Park clash, he believes the team can take great pride in their performance against his former club.
"I'm disappointed because we held out for 76 minutes," he told the Derby Evening Telegraph.
"We rode our luck at times but we created a few chances and we could have gone in front.
"So I'm disappointed but I think we can take a lot of pride out of the game. There was a massive improvement from Wednesday.
"They (Manchester United) were delighted because they go to the top of the league over Arsenal. It's a ruthless game and they've got players who take their chances."