Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes son, Darren, has the ability to be a success in management.

United beat Ferguson Jr's Peterborough 2-0 last night and Sir Alex said: "He used to write lengthy reports about Aberdeen and their performances, and it was obvious reading them that, from a young age, he had a good understanding of the game.

"He also had several good family traits from myself and his mother, and these certainly helped him as a manager.

"He is determined and confident and, like his dad, he doesn't like to be beaten. I have always impressed on him the qualities of management but he has his own mind and, for a long time, it was clear he would have a good career in the game after he finished playing."