United have struggled to keep the ball out of the back of their net this season, but with the return of Nemanja Vidic seemingly has come defensive stability (even though he didn’t play today).
And whilst it has caused concern, Sir Alex is hoping for United to continue to improve their defensive record without drawing too much attention to it:
“Don’t mention that for goodness sake,” said Ferguson when a reporter highlighted their second clean sheet on the trot. “Don’t tell anybody.
“No, we’re delighted about that.”
Whilst United may be improving defensively at the other end of the pitch United have been firing and today saw braces for both Javier Hernandez and Robin Van Persie and Sir Alex paid tribute to both strikers:
“We knew we were getting a top player who would make a difference to the team. That is why we went for him.
“Robin is a completely rounded footballer. He has great international experience, he’s played for Arsenal for seven years and he came to us at the very peak of his career.
“His ability to make and take goals is fantastic.
“His play for his first goal was absolutely magnificent, his turn, his balance, no drawback, just side footed it in. It was a really good goal.”
Of Hernandez, Sir Alex said:
“Since Javier came, he has shown he is a penalty-box player.
“He is tremendous. He latches onto things. He is brilliant.”