Sir Alex Ferguson wasn’t impressed with our performance today but was happy with the energy Anderson brought to the game after being subbed on with half an hour to go at 1-0 down.

“I thought Anderson changed the game,” Fergie told MUTV. “We played for about 10 or 15 minutes, that was the sum total of a real performance for Manchester United. Queens Park Rangers had a surge of determination and belief, they worked really hard and that’s what you expect when a team loses its manager. We saw that again today. Of course it is frustrating [to keep conceding first] and you have to be concerned about it. The one thing about it is their goal sparked us off. From that moment on, we really got at them and played with great determination and speed and it made a difference.”