"I thought he was fantastic in central midfield, I really did," praised Sir Alex. "His awareness of people around him, his choice of passing was very, very good. He did really well for us tonight. It's difficult to say how Wayne would play in another Champions League game but I'd be confident playing him there."
When asked if Wayne's midfield role was just a short-term measure, the manager affirmed: "Yes, I think so. We're just trying to organise our midfield a little bit. We've had injuries in that department. Michael Carrick's still injured, Tom Cleverley's still injured and we're spacing out Darren Fletcher's games. We can play Ji-sung Park in there but Ji's got an important role for us [against Sunderland] on Saturday."