Scholes made the difference, says Ferguson

SOUTHAMPTON (2) vs MANCHESTER UNITED (3)

MANCHESTER United manager Sir Alex Ferguson praised Paul Scholes for turning his 1000th league match in charge of the club from a disaster into a victory after his side had trailed 2-1 at Southampton.

“We didn’t start playing until Paul Scholes came onto the pitch,” Ferguson said. “When they scored we were well out of the game, and Scholes came on and brought a consistency of passing.”

First Ricky Lambert and then Morgan Schneiderlin had given Southampton the lead before Robin van Persie’s hat-trick secured United’s fortunate win.