An early opener from Wayne Rooney was backed up by an excellent individual effort by Michael Carrick, in what turned out to be an easy day in London for the Premier League champions.
Despite the three points, the Scottish coach feels his side should have had the game wrapped up in the first half.
“I thought it was a good performance but I thought we were wasteful with the chances we had in the match,” he told Sky Sports.
“We should have really had the game won by the 30 minute mark but their goalkeeper had two fantastic saves, obviously we missed a couple of really good chances.
“But all in all, it was a very good performance,” he continued.
Carrick’s strike was his first in almost two years, and Ferguson is happy with how the midfielder is playing currently.
“I think (Carrick’s goal) puts the game to bed really and he did fantastically well. He’s been at the top of his game now Michael, I’m really pleased with his performances and he gave us that control in the middle of the pitch with Phil Jones.,” he stated.
Finally Ferguson applauded his team’s response to being eliminated from the Champions League, and feels his players have reacted well to the disappointment.
“We are not immune to losing a game, obviously we don’t want to lose big ones it has to be said. But, in the nature of our club, it’s been put down as another day in the history of Manchester United and we get on with it.
“We don’t sit and moan about it, we do something about it and I think the players have done that,” he concluded.
By Gareth McKnight