"I'm very happy with how Gary Neville and Jonny Evans played," the boss confirmed. "I think they've all done well. There were a couple of moments where Joe Cole got free - once in the first half and once in the second half - but I think we defended quite well.
"We maybe lost a little energy towards the end of the game because we've still got a few players, like Berbatov, Hargreaves, Park, Ronaldo and Neville who haven't played all that much football recently.
"They started to tire a little and that allowed Chelsea to break on a few occasions when we should have kept possession of the ball. But everyone worked hard on a hot day."