Gunners earn Fergie praise

14 April 2008 08:07
Sir Alex Ferguson heaped praise on Arsenal after Manchester United moved closer to retaining their Premier League title with a 2-1 win over the Gunners at Old Trafford. The Red Devils hit back from a goal down to seal a crucial victory, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Owen Hargreaves netting for Ferguson's side, who now lead the table by six points. Ferguson said afterwards: "I think Arsenal have been unlucky not to get something from the game. "You couldn't ask for more from a team than Arsenal produced and we've still managed to win. The quality of that game today was absolutely outstanding, you won't get a better game this year. "They were the better team in the first half. I thought we were a bit nervous, our passing was poor. I couldn't wait to get to half-time. "There was always going to be a part for Carlos Tevez and Anderson to play and when Arsenal scored it forced my hand. We were fantastic after that. "But Arsenal had fantastic moments too, it was just an incredible game. Edwin Van der Sar had a fantastic game. His confidence and experience shone through and it saved us at times." United will be crowned champions if they beat Blackburn Rovers and Chelsea in their next two games, with Ferguson adding: "If we win the two games now we're champions. "We've got over a nervous day today. That was a big, big game and we've come through it."

Source: ESA

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