Sir Alex Ferguson hails Manchester United forward line after victory against Braga

Sir Alex Ferguson: Praised his strikers for another come from behind win

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Sir Alex Ferguson hailed his forward line for getting Manchester United out of jail after they staged another comeback to defeat Braga 3-2 in the UEFA Champions League at Old Trafford.

United were in danger of an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Portuguese outfit after two early goals from Braga captain Alan shocked the hosts.

But Javier Hernandez sparked United's revival with his first goal before half-time and the Mexico striker bagged the winner with 15 minutes remaining after Jonny Evans equalised just after the hour.

Hernandez's heroics ensured United maintained their perfect record after three Group H matches and one more point will be enough to guarantee their place in the last 16.

It's now eight times in 12 matches the Red Devils have come from behind after conceding the opening goal of the game and Ferguson said: "I've been saying that for the last few weeks our forward play has been getting us out of a hole all the time.

"Today we produced some fantastic football. We were unlucky to get the goal disallowed in the first half and it (replays) showed it was onside.

"But in the second half we kept a really good momentum to our game, played at a really good speed and got the result most people wouldn't have expected being two goals down.

"Credit to the players because they didn't stop and showed the quality they've always had."

It was the first time United had recovered from two goals down in a European game since they beat Juventus in the 1999 semi-final.

And Ferguson was quick to praise Mexico international Hernandez for his double.

"The boy is improving all the time," he said. "His goal ratio is fantastic and the way he bent his run for the second goal was terrific.

"He is a fantastic trainer and he has given me a problem, which is good."