It was a far from vintage Manchester United performance on Tuesday night, although the English champions did enough to knock Lyon out on aggregate and progress to the quarter finals of the Champions League. Sky Sports report that Sir Alex Ferguson acknowledges his team must improve if they are to win this competition for the first time in nine years, although the Scot is also aware that the result always overrides the performance when it comes to knockout football.
“We should have made more of our chances and possession,” Ferguson moaned.
“We made it difficult for ourselves.”
“Ten wins in 10 (European) home matches is a marvellous achievement,” he said.
“The squad is very strong now and you can see that in our midfield which changes all the time and will be different for the FA Cup match this weekend (against Portsmouth in the quarter-finals).”
Indeed, many of Ferguson’s fringe players demonstrated their credentials against Arsenal in the previous round of the FA Cup and the United manager will be confident of being able to ring the changes and still have too much in the locker for Pompey at Old Trafford.