Ferguson pleased with United victory

Tom Cleverley, Manchester United midfielderManchester United got their season back on track with a commanding 3-0 win over Newcastle at the Sports Direct Arena on Sunday.

Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra and Tom Cleverley were all on target for the Red Devils, who were under pressure to get a positive result after losing 3-2 to Tottenham in their last game.

Sir Alex Ferguson stated that the victory was the best of the season so far, and feels his side played for the full 90 minutes.

“I would agree with you. I think so,” the Scot told Sky Sports when asked if it was the best performance of the campaign.

“Although the second half against Tottenham we were terrific, but the first half spoiled the whole day. Whereas today I thought the whole game we were on top of our game in the sense of concentration, determination, all the things you want to see in a team that’s going to win.

“It was a great result. To come here and win 3-0 against a really powerful, aggressive Newcastle team, you have to make sure you really perform and keep control of the game and I think we did that most of the time,” he concluded.

The win lifts the Old Trafford outfit up to second place, four points behind leaders Chelsea.