Sir Alex Ferguson pleased with United fight


Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has praised his players for their resilience as they twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at Bolton Wanderers.

The Red Devils had the ideal opportunity to capitalise on Chelsea and Arsenal's failures on Saturday, but they could only pick up a point at the Reebok Stadium as Nani and substitute Michael Owen ensured the honours were shared.

Zat Knight and Martin Petrov twice put the Trotters in front and Ferguson was pleased to see his team show a steely determination to force a way back into the clash.

Speaking to reporters, he said:"In the first half we should have done better but we did well to come from behind.

"The second half was very even. Bolton were a real handful and our chances were reduced but we must take credit for coming back again. It shows a bit of character."

Meanwhile, Owen was pleased to head home his 200th career goal, although he was slightly disappointed not to have grabbed a maximum points haul.

"Scoring goals has always been part of my career, but this one is tinged with a bit of disappointment at not getting three points," he said.

"We were helped with a few nice results yesterday but when you don't capitalise fully it is disappointing.

"It is a long season and we will bounce back."

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