Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he was concerned about going into the game against Arsenal without two of his most experienced midfielders, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes. United won 3-1 against Arsenal with Park Ji-sung, Anderson, Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher all impressing.

"On Saturday I thought I'd made a big mistake by leaving Giggs and Scholes too long (against Middlesbrough)," Ferguson explained.

"I felt we would miss their experience. But the players who did play were great.

"To leave out Giggs, Scholes, Dimitar Berbatov and Carlos Tevez is a measure of what the players achieved."