Sir Alex Ferguson has praised his young side after their performance in the volatile atmosphere away to Galatasaray Tuesday night, despite their defeat to the Turkish champions.
Having already qualified and topped their group, the Scot opted for a much changed side, leaving eight of his regular first team players at home and giving starts to the likes of Anderson, Alexander Buttner, Nick Powell and a returning Phil Jones.
The United side coped admirably against the wall of noise emanating from all around the Türk Telekom Arena stadium, and Ferguson has expressed his satisfaction with the overall performances of his young fledglings.
"I think they handled the atmosphere and the temperament was good," Ferguson told Manchester United’s official website. "They handled that okay. Parts of the game were good but the area in which we were worried about - set-pieces - we suffered. That was always going to be a worry for us.
"Other than that, I was satisfied and it was a decent performance. We had some good attacking play in the first half and at that point the only trouble they gave us was from outside the box. It was a very competitive, good game."
Having already secured a maximum 12 points from their first four games, last night’s loss will not affect United’s status as group winners.