Sir Alex Ferguson praised goalscorer Paul Scholes and hailed Manchester United’s never-say-die spirit as Reds overcame Blues at Eastlands today. United’s win brought Ferguson’s side to within a point of Chelsea at the head of the Premier League with the Londoners losing 2-1 to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in the late kick-off.
“We’ve three last-minute goals against them now this season but deserve it,” said Ferguson, whose team has scored at 90+6, 90+4 and 90+3 against City this season.
“We had the best chances but it did not look like anyone was going to win.
“The game became very open in the last 10 minutes.
“Derbies are derbies and the way we have won has given our supporters great excitement. To do it that way on City’s own ground is a great result for us.
“We wanted to keep a clean sheet because we know if we get back to zero against it gives us a chance. One-nil wins have played a big part in our title wins and 1-0 today shows that’s true.”
Ferguson also reserved special praise for the magnificent Scholes, who rolled back the years to dictate the game and score a match winning header with just 17 seconds remaining.
“No-one is better than him at ghosting into the box,” added Ferguson.
“He was man of the match today, he was wonderful, he’s such a skilful player.”
35-year-old Scholes signed a new contract with United this week that will keep the Bury-born midfielder at the club until June 2011.
4 thoughts on “Fergie: a great result for us”
If ever there was a perfect day in football, this is it.
Totally agree ‘Don Pablo’, it was!
I’m sure like most United fans, I had accepted that a draw was going to be the result and with it the PL title had gone – but then came that Scholes goal!
United were not at their best I thought with numerous passes going astray and Rooney just not at the races but otherwise they held City very well.
With Chelsea losing and Terry finally getting his comeuppance for the constant fouling he commits with each game, the pressure is now back on the Blues from the smoke to try and win the title – but the reds are in strong pursuit and any slip up will hopefully see them collect their 4th consecutive title.
Congratulations to Tottenham on their win and thank you guys, you did us a big favour, we owe you one but not next week though!
ARSENAL FIRST, THEN CHELSEA, SORRY MATE WE NEED THE POINTS, SO ITS GOTTA BE U NEXT
MancMalc – we did Spurs a favour today by beating city for them…they were just replying the favour!!!