Fergie junior makes dad happy at last

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Darren Ferguson revealed Peterborough’s promotion to the npower Championship had put a smile back on his father’s face after Manchester United’s chastening Champions League defeat against Barcelona.

The son of United boss Sir Alex steered Posh to their third promotion in four seasons with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Huddersfield at Old Trafford yesterday after late goals from Tommy Rowe, Craig Mackail-Smith and skipper Grant McCann.

Ferguson senior was not present to witness his son’s victory but shortly after the game the London Road boss spoke to his father, whose United side were outclassed in losing 3-1 to Barcelona at Wembley on Saturday.

Peterborough boss Ferguson said: “It’s the best day of my career, both as a player and as a manager.

“After last night, with my dad losing, I wanted to get this win to put a smile back on his face. I’ve just spoken to him, and I’ve certainly done that, so I’m pleased and he’s delighted.

“It was obviously a big weekend for the family and there were always going to be three different possibilities. The way it’s turned out, at least one of us has got a win.”