Paul Scholes, who opened the scoring for Sir Alex Ferguson’s men, said the three points were essential for the Red Devils and hailed his fellow veteran Ryan Giggs for his performance.
Scholes said after the game:
“There is no doubt we had to win today and we might not have done after them equalizing. There was a chance we could lose a second goal as well but we needed to win. There’s no point drawing games so we were throwing everyone forward going for that goal, as we will do in any game, and I’m sure we will do the same thing again. It doesn’t always happen but today, it did.
“Of course three points instead of one is a big difference. That’s what we are here to do now. We realize we may have to win every game to win the league but we’re ready and prepared to that. Hopefully we can do it.”
On his Welsh teammate who made his 900th appearance for Manchester United, he said:
“I’m happy to be back and can hopefully go some way to helping the team do well. Ryan is amazing. Just to play that amount of games for a top club is a great achievement from him and he’s still going strong as he proved throughout the game and, thankfully, getting us the winner in the last minute. It was almost as if it was written for him really.900 games is amazing and to do it for one club and Manchester United is even better. To win us the game after they equalized, it was a great day for him and the team as well.”