League: 3 apps
FA Cup: 1 app
Carling Cup: 1 app
Europe: 3 apps
Others: 0 app
Season total: 8 apps, 0 goals
Club total: 8 apps, 0 goals
United 4 Wigan 0, 6 October 2007
Simmo capped a superb league debut with a sublime cross for Wayne Rooney to head home United's fourth goal, and the youngster lapped up the acclaim. "It was a great feeling," he admitted. "You hear everything the supporters say when you're on the pitch and one guy shouted: 'Great cross Danny,' and I just turned round, gave him the thumbs up and started laughing."
Danny Simpson’s senior United career got off to an inauspicious start – as a member of the Reds side that fluffed its Carling Cup lines against Coventry in September – but from that point on, the season had more highs than lows for the Salford-born full-back.
Just 10 days after the Reds’ Cup exit, he made his Premier League bow, coming off the bench at Old Trafford with the Reds yet to break the deadlock against Wigan; by the time the final whistle went he could reflect on a job well done, with an assist for United’s fourth goal (an inch-perfect, whipped-in cross for Wayne Rooney) and a flawless performance in the right-back berth.
After two Champions League starts – against Dynamo Kyiv in November and at Roma – Simpson made his first league start, against Everton just before Christmas. With injuries necessitating a defensive reshuffle, he again got the nod on the right of the back four.
That, however, was to be his last significant action in a Red shirt this season; after brief appearances in the 6-0