Smith gives Fergie a reminder
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Alan Smith has reminded Sir Alex Ferguson of his goalscoring capabilities.
Alan Smith has reminded Sir Alex Ferguson of his goalscoring capabilities having netted as Manchester United beat Manchester City in a 'mini' reserve team derby.
The England international had not previously scored since returning from the horrific leg injury he sustained last season against Liverpool.
United won Thursday's clash at Ewen Fields 2-0, with Smith's effort a fine instinctive chip from 30 yards after Joe Hart's miscued clearance landed at his feet.
Another boost for Ferguson was the return of midfielder Park Ji-sung, after a three-month absence following surgery on his ankle.
The South Korean international completed the first 45 minutes of a contest that also saw fellow first teamer Kieran Richardson get on the scoresheet with a fine free-kick.