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Warnock ‘proud’ of Cardiff players and fans after Man United win

Neil Warnock says he is ‘proud’ of his Cardiff players after they secured a 2-0 final day win at Manchester United.

Having been relegated following last weekend’s 3-2 home defeat to Crystal Palace, Cardiff secured a shock win in their final Premier League game before returning to the Championship.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing scored twice for Warnock’s side, with the Yorkshireman praising his side’s performance at Old Trafford.

Warnock also spoke of his pride at the club’s brief spell in the Premier League, including the reaction following the tragic death of club-record signing Emiliano Sala in January.

The 70-year-old stopped short of committing his future to the club, though says Cardiff are well placed to bounce back if and when he decides to leave.

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“We were super today, so were the amazing fans. I am really proud of the whole club. We did not set out to defend and thought we and to put a dent in some of the bookies today,” Warnock told the BBC.

“My last game in the Premier League, I wanted the players to play for me today. With a bit of luck, we would have stayed up. We have developed as a team, it is disappointing but to come to one of the best grounds in the world and win, the fans will never win it.

“I am having a meeting with the chairman and chief executive on Monday. The club is in a strong position from when I took over and they can push on like Burnley did when they went down. I will leave the club in a good state whenever I leave.

“The fans have been brilliant all the time. I have never worked as hard as I have this season, I have never had so many knock backs and then I get a performance like that after being relegated.

“I felt the club needed me when the Emiliano Sala tragedy happened. I felt I had to be the front man, it was difficult and I have never experienced anything like that. We came through it intact and I am proud of that.”