SCHMEICHEL A GREAT SIGNING - FERGIE
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Gregory created the biggest shock of the summer when he signed the former Manchester United ace on a free transfer from Sporting and Ferguson feels that it was a good bit of business.
Schmeichel produced a man-of-the-match performance for Villa against United last Sunday denying the champions numerous times in the 1-1 draw and Ferguson admitted Villa will benefit from the Dane's arrival.
"Peter made two or three fantastic saves," said Ferguson. "It was a big game for him.
"Maybe some people don't realise how big a game it was for him after the career he had with us at Old Trafford.
"But I told John Gregory that signing him is worth an extra 10 points this season with his experience, presence and the demands he makes of the players in front of him. He's a great signing for them."
Ferguson was forced to play Roy Carroll in the game at Villa as first choice Fabien Barthez was injured and Ferguson was impressed with the former Wigan man's performance.
"Roy did very well and looks as though he's going to be very good," said Ferguson.