Ferguson credits Canaries
A second half header from Anthony Pilkington was enough to see United lose their place at the top of the table following Manchester City’s 5-0 win over Aston Villa earlier in the day.
The Red Devils were well below their best, and created very few chances throughout the match, while Norwich once again put in an excellent, battling performance.
“We’re disappointed to lose the game but we have to give credit to Norwich for the way they fought and battled for every ball on the pitch.
“They defended fantastically well and the goalkeeper also had a really good night so it’s disappointing. It was a marvellous cross and a marvellous touch for their goal so our goalkeeper could do nothing about that.
“They deserved the win just because they worked so hard for it.”
Used to comebacks
“The players are used to making comebacks and we’re always a threat in the last minutes of matches. We had a lot of half-chances but it just wasn’t our night,” Ferguson said.
“We were too long in delaying our crosses. We should have got the ball in earlier, but we just didn’t get into the space behind them, it just didn’t happen for us.
Norwich got plenty of men behind the ball and closed out all of the spaces and we just couldn’t get our crosses in.”