Man Utd boss Ferguson grateful to Wigan's Bruce

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was grateful to his former captain Steve Bruce after Wigan's 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Monday night.

"I spoke to Steve a couple of times before the game and said I'd sever all connections with him if he didn't get a result," he said.

"Steve deserved it because he was brave enough to play three forwards in the last 20 minutes of the match when Chelsea were dominating and could have been 3-0 up.

"It was a surprise result. Chelsea didn't deserve that but you have to admire Steve's courage."

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