Scholes made the difference, says Ferguson


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.