Date: 22nd December 2011 at 8:34am
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Manchester ’s kept up the pressure on league leaders with an outstanding display against Fulham at the Craven Cottage –a place where they had not won any of their last three fixtures.

was pleased with his side’s performance and told Sky Sports,

“I think it was one of our best performances of the season, particularly in the first half when we played some superb football.

“It is not an easy place to come, we have known that for years now but tonight he players were on song and continued on from their good performance on Sunday against QPR.”

also emphasized the need for patience as they pile the pressure on rivals in the title race,

“Yes they do help. We showed good patience before we got the first goal though.                                                                                                                “We kept the ball, passed it around and got the penetration so it was a good start to the game and we got control and kept it until half time.”

Although a 5-0 win away win against Fulham should be all smiles, it wasn’t quite a happy night for as injuries to Phil and Asheley added to their already long injury list.

Ferguson said of Jones’ injury,

“We’ll send him for an X-ray tomorrow. He had an elbow to his jaw. It was an elbow by Dempsey but I don’t think it was deliberate.”

About Asheley Young, who replaced only to be substituted in the 59th minute, he said:

“Fulham were very aggressive and Asheley has paid the price for that. He’ll be out for two to three weeks.”