Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has played down Olympique Lyon complaints that he has been unsettling their players ahead of next week's Champions League return-leg.

Wary Lyon have accused Ferguson of trying to unsettle 20-year-old Karim Benzema, but the United boss sought to play down the situation, saying: "When you're asked about a player, you give an honest opinion. We said Benzema was a good player, his team-mate (Hatem) Ben Arfa is a good player, Juninho's a good player and so on."