Last updated : 16 August 2004 By editor

'I hoped for more from our possession, which we dominated, although our crosses were a bit scrappy and overhit,' said Ferguson.'

'It was a good performance by us, we worked really hard, we can consider ourselves a bit unlucky. We had a lot of possession last year too and lost to a penalty so it's not been a good ground for us the last two seasons. But I'm confident in the ability of the team - I was before the match and I've no reason to think any differently after it.'

Ferguson added: "I didn't need him (Mourinho) to tell me we were unlucky. In a game like that you've got to make one of your chances count."