Meanwhile, Ferguson is not reading too much into Ben Foster's blunder in the game. The goalkeeper made a hash of Darron Gibson's harmless backpass allowing the Malaysia XI to equalise.

First game

As it was Foster's first match for a while, Ferguson is just pleased to see the keeper back out on the pitch rather than criticising his performance.

"Ben has had ligament damage in his finger and that was his first game for a few months," he continued.

"It was a big day for him coming back after such a long time and I am not too concerned.

"I have said I think he will be England's number one keeper and I still believe that."

More is expected of Wayne Rooney this season following Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez's departure and Ferguson believes the striker is playing with more maturity.

"You are seeing maturity from him now, which is what you expect from all young players.

"I don't believe he needs to look at anything but himself because we know there is a lot of improvement to come from him yet.

"Wayne is not the finished article by any means."