Sir Alex Ferguson has given his reaction to our 2-0 win over Malaysia XI this afternoon.
“The pitch was poor, bumpy and cut up a lot,” said Ferguson. “We could have scored a lot of goals but we missed a lot of chances, in the second half particularly. We started the game well and I’m pleased Owen and Macheda formed a partnership. We escaped without any injuries, apart from Fabio who was tired and had cramp.”
Federico Macheda opened the scoring for us today and Ferguson sees the young striker as being as good as a new player.
“We have big hopes for Macheda, which is why we didn’t raid the market,” Ferguson continued. “He’s strong, aggressive, and a terrific finisher. He’s got a lot of good attributes. Along with Owen, we’ve got two new players. He scored two vital goals last season but he’s still just a young lad who’s improving. I’d definitely include him in the first team pool of strikers.”
Macheda is pleased to be learning from Owen and the manager is happy with the example Owen has been setting.
“The goal was typical of Michael goals and his all-round contribution was very, very good.”
United take on FC Seoul on Friday, a game which RoM will cover on the Liveblog, and the manager is hoping Park Ji-Sung will get his first pre-season action. Park was born in Seoul so it is expected he will be given a warm welcome.
“Park is a hero there,” he added. “We don’t know what his fitness levels are. Hopefully we could give him a part of the game which would delight them over there.”