Man Utd boss Ferguson hails Smalling, Jones for Cup win

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was delighted with Chris Smalling and Phil Jones in victory over FA Cup opponents West Ham United.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was delighted with Chris Smalling and Phil Jones in victory over FA Cup opponents West Ham United.

Ferguson was delighted with the two centre-backs, who both produced outstanding displays to thwart the Hammers’ daunting physical presence and seal a comfortable 1-0 win at Old Trafford.

“Jones and Smalling were fantastic, absolutely brilliant,” Sir Alex told MUTV. “The two of them were absolutely marvellous and I couldn’t be more pleased. They have been injured for a while and needed games, so today would only help them.

“We have several other players who needed a game like Nani, Rooney, Anderson and Büttner. So we had six players who had a run-out at a crucial time of the season with Real Madrid coming up ad Tottenham on Sunday, so that is good news for us tonight."

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