Manchester United beat Portsmouth 1-0 last night, after enjoying more than 60% of the possession. Wayne Rooney also had a goal wrongly ruled out for off side. In a game where we were without several key players, at a ground where we haven’t done well in recent years, our lads gave a good account of themselves.

Fabio Capello watched from the stands, seeing Rio Ferdinand, Wes Brown and Wayne Rooney all putting in solid performances. Tevez worked his socks off, Fletcher grafted for the goal, so all in all, a good night out for our lot!

“Yes, I think [we were worthy winners tonight]. I think we played some excellent football,” Fergie said. “Historically it (Fratton Park) is a difficult place to come. Last year we drew here, the year before we lost.”

After a shaky start on the opening day against Newcastle where our lads didn’t really turn up, they had a lot to be proud of themselves for last night at Portsmouth.

There was some excellent football played, lovely interchanges of passes and brilliant attacking moves. It was something I certainly wasn’t expecting.

So, worthy winners indeed, which is more than what can be said for our rivals this weekend!