Man Utd boss Ferguson: We were tired

He said: “There was a bit of tiredness. The number of games they played eventually gets to them. It was the same for both teams but I think in two or three positions we were tired.

“The pitch was slow, maybe that didn’t help but, from our point of view, we were tired.

“There was nothing between the two sides. Neither deserved to win or lose and we are disappointed we have lost.

“It has been exceptional what my players have been through – we just couldn’t cross the line.”