Fergie hails reserve success

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes several of his second-string stars could feature in the first-team in the near future.

Ferguson's reserves, who are guided by former United star Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Warren Joyce, have enjoyed a title-winning campaign and the Scot is delighted with the progress of his back-up men.

It was their first success in four years and the Red Devils supremo hailed Northern Ireland pair Oliver Norwood and Corry Evans in particular, while praising the efforts of his coaches in the process.

Speaking to the club's official website, he said:"Some of the players have done very well.

"For example, in the 1-0 win against Liverpool, the back four were absolutely brilliant, they really did well.

"One or two younger players are developing quite well. Gabriel Obertan scored an unbelievable goal.

"Oliver Norwood and Corry Evans do really well and have a good attitude towards the game. That's an important thing and Ole and Warren have maintained that attitude right through the team.

"I'd like to say congratulations to Ole and Warren. They've done a great job.

"Whenever we've appointed a new reserve-team coach, I've always explained to them what a difficult job it is because it's subject to what I need.

"I may pull out three or four players from a training session or I might say 'these players can't play for you on Thursday because they're on standby for me on Saturday'."

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