Ferguson hails veteran trio

Sir Alex told the League Manager’s Association website: “(Paul) Scholes was missing for six months last year. This season we’ve got a player with a freshness about him.

“He was keen to get back, because he had a worrying injury that nobody knew the cause of and nobody knew the recovery or remedy for. But he’s back and I think the boy’s relishing being back.”

Ferguson continued: “Then there’s Solskjaer. Out for over two years at 31 and you’re saying to yourself ‘well this is going to be very difficult for the boy’. But he’s been fantastic.

“So when you get that sort of boost or bonus, added to the younger ones that have been emerging over the last couple of years, there was every reason to be confident.”

“Ryan Giggs is at a fantastic age. He’s showing his maturity and experience and it’s helping everyone in the team.”, he added.