Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is impressed by the work of Paul Lambert at Norwich City.

Untied face Norwich today.

"I knew Paul Lambert as a kid at St Mirren," said the United chief. "He played under my brother Martin when he was a coach there.

"He had a great career, winning a European Cup winners medal with Dortmund, then going to Celtic."

Lambert cut his managerial teeth at Livingston, before moving on to Wycombe, then Colchester and now Norfolk's finest.

"Norwich is a good club to go to for a young manager," said Ferguson. "The expectation is not too high. But there is a lot of enthusiasm and he is doing well."