Sunday, 3rd February, 2013

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed his side’s "battling performance" against Fulham yesterday, which saw the Red Devils claim a vital 1-0 win and extend their lead over Manchester City to ten points at the top of the table.

Ferguson’s men had to work hard for the win, with the only goal of the game arriving in the 79th minute via Wayne Rooney.

And Ferguson knows the importance of the three points, with the business-end of the season now firmly upon the Premier League.

"It’s an excellent result for us and I’m very pleased with that", the 71-year-old tactician told MUTV.

"They’ve had a great home record over the years and that’s a really important result for us. It’s a good position [being ten points clear], we’re pleased.


"It was a fantastic, battling performance.

"There was a great determination about us. I thought they were really up for it, the players, making sure they weren’t going to lose the game."

Ferguson also declared that Craven Cottage is not an easy place to visit to grab three-point hauls, making him all the happier with the win.

"This is not an easy place to come to, as everyone knows, and over the years they’ve been difficult to beat here.

"It’s a good performance, a really good game, an important result… they’re all important now. It’s three points for each team you play against, it doesn’t matter if it’s the top, the bottom or the middle, they all count."

Next up for Manchester United is a visit from Everton next weekend before the Champions League returns and the Red Devils travel to Real Madrid for the first leg of their Round of 16 tie.

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