Swansea 0 Man United 1: Sir Alex: We must be more clinical

Sir Alex Ferguson warns his side they must convert more of their chances after edgy win at Swansea

Premier League, 19 November 2011, Liberty Stadium
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Sir Alex Ferguson admitted Manchester United must be more clinical following an edgy victory over Swansea City on Saturday.

Javier Hernández netted the vital goal in the first half to hand United a precious win and help the Red Devils keep pace with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

While Ferguson was satisfied with the victory, the 69-year-old called on his side to improve their concentration levels.

“They have a great home record so we had to make sure we defended well and I think we did that,” Ferguson said.

“They have a good football team and keep the ball well. We have to concentrate all the time and that concentration was short today.

“We maybe should have done better with the chances we did get on the counter-attack and near the end we could have had a couple of chances, but it was a good result.”

Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers was frustrated his players were unable to convert their dominance in the second half into a goal.

“We’re very disappointed with the result,” said Rodgers, whose side dropped to 13th in the table after their first home defeat of the season.

“It was two halves to the game. The first half we were on the back foot, which is understandable against such top players. We weren’t really at our best.

“The second half we were terrific with the ball and looked very dangerous. I’m very proud of the players, they’ll learn from that.

“It was a terrific second-half performance, and I take great pride in watching them play like that against a top team.

“It was a great performance, we just didn’t get the final touch.”

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