x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

Ferguson praises Manchester United performance

The Scot's injury-ravaged side see off a spirited Wolves side thanks to Ji-sung Park's injury-time winner at Old Trafford.

Sir Alex Ferguson heaped praise on his injury-ravaged Manchester United team for marking his 24th anniversary as manager with a 2-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Ji-sung Park struck the winner two minutes into injury time, his second goal, to give his club their sixth successive win in all competitions. Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, the former United striker, had levelled for Wolves in the second half. 

"We have done really well to get a result," Ferguson said. "It was a long struggle today because we made so many changes." Ferguson revealed that captain Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra and Paul Scholes had all been suffering from a flu virus that even kept the Scot away from training on Friday. 

He took a chance on the fitness of Owen Hargreaves, which backfired badly as he lasted just five minutes on his first start since September 2008. "It was a disaster," Ferguson said. "He has hurt his hamstring, which is unbelievable."