Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has praised West Ham fans for their reaction to his players last month.

In his match programme notes for this week's 2-0 victory over Inter Milan, Ferguson wrote: "Full marks to the West Ham fans who bucked the trend of booing the return of former players.

"When we were there last month they applauded Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick and Carlos Tevez when their names were read out. I thought it was very refreshing and appreciative."