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Strikers earn Ferguson praise

24 Sep 2009 - 07:18:20

Sir Alex Ferguson heaped praise on his front players following 10-man Manchester United's 1-0 Carling Cup victory over Wolves.

Danny Welbeck's 66th-minute strike booked United's place in the fourth round despite the first-half dismissal of Brazilian full-back Fabio for a professional foul.

Welbeck, who Ferguson has previously tipped for England honours, finished off a one-two move involving Michael Owen to break the deadlock.

"It was a fantastic goal," said the United boss. "There was some quality passing involved in the move and he took it really well.

"It was obviously a difficult job for him - playing with 10 men for so long - but the goal told you everything about the boy's quality. He earned it."

Ferguson made 11 changes to the side which defeated Manchester City in the league at the weekend and the veteran boss has now set his sights on a fourth-round meeting with Peterborough United, who are managed by his son, Darren.

When asked who he wanted in the next round, Ferguson replied: "Peterborough at home.

"All the family should be happy with that!"


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