Sir Alex Ferguson is a happy bunny.

“They did well,” said Ferguson. “They had good concentration at the back – they defended very, very well. That was key for us. If we can get back to that foundation of not conceding away goals then we can do well. The stability at the back, the recognition of Ferdinand and Vidic together, it’s always going to be a great start for your team.”

Ferguson was dismissive of our opponents tonight but is looking forward to the matches against Arsenal.

“I couldn’t see dangers against Porto,” he added. “I thought we controlled the game well and they never bothered us too much. Arsenal next? It’s going to be a great semi-final. There’ll be some great football in that one.”