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Youngsters impress Fergie

13 Dec 2007 - 08:25:59

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was content with the performance of his young side in their 1-1 Champions League draw away to AS Roma.

Gerard Pique's first-half strike was cancelled out 19 minutes from time by Alessandro Mancini, as United were denied a 100 per cent record in Group F.

However, Ferguson said afterwards: "I was pleased with a lot of it, it was a very good experience. I was a bit disappointed in the second half because we gave away the ball too much.

"There wasn't a great deal at stake, but both sides played with freedom and good expression and it was a good contest.

"We lacked experience at times, but made up for it with ability on the ball and we can be happy against a strong team."

Ferguson was particularly pleased with another promising display from summer signing Nani.

The veteran Scot added: "He is settling in very well at our club. When we brought him here, we told him he would not play all the time.

"We will get injuries as the season goes on, but the times he has played, Nani has done well."


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