Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had no problem with Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Wes Brown all playing most of England's midweek friendly, although he was unhappy Cristiano Ronaldo played the full match in Portugal's 3-1 friendly defeat by Italy.

"Ronaldo was the one I was disappointed with," said Ferguson. "They made five substitutions but he played 90 minutes. Deco and Maniche can come off when they want but he has to play the full game as he's the golden boy.

"We will give him a rest at some stage but he's playing great at the moment and looking very strong.

"But you are never going to change it and you are never going to be satisfied from a club point of view."