Ferguson content despite draw

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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was upbeat in his assessment of his team's performance against Benfica despite seeing them held to a 2-2 draw in Tuesday's Champions League Group C clash at Old Trafford.

The Portuguese visitors took a shock lead in the fourth minute through Phil Jones' own goal but United equalised on the half-hour when Dimitar Berbatov - in the team in place of Wayne Rooney, who was nursing a hip problem from the Barclays Premier League win at Swansea on Saturday - headed in Nani's centre. Darren Fletcher put the hosts in front 14 minutes after the break, only for Pablo Aimar to draw things level again seconds later, leaving Ferguson's men needing a point from their trip to Basle next month to qualify for the last 16 - and their chances of winning the group looking slim.

The Scot, though, felt his side deserved more for their efforts, saying: "I think we did well. It is hard when you lose a goal straight away in a match and it took us a bit of a while to get our rhythm going again, but once we did we played really well. We didn't deserve what happened [on Tuesday], but football can be like that."

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Dimitar Berbatov
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