Man United boss Ferguson: Narrow wins the hallmark of champions

Man United boss claims his side's narrow 1-0 win over Fulham on Monday highlighted his side's desire to land the title

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Sir Alex Ferguson's side are now three points clear of City at the top of the table

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Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United’s edgy 1-0 victory over Fulham on Monday night showcased his side’s determination to retain their Premier League crown.

The Red Devils managed to see out a nervy second half after Wayne Rooney netted the eventual winner three minutes before half-time.

The victory hoisted Ferguson’s men above local rivals City and three points clear at the top of the Premier League table – and the United boss admits he is thrilled his side have been able to claw back the Eastlands outfit’s advantage in the last few weeks.

“I’d take [a three-point lead at the top] at any time in the season,” Ferguson told MUTV. “When you look back a few months ago, we were seven points behind [Manchester] City.

“The area where we are concerned is goal difference but winning is obviously important and, if we keep winning, we have a great chance.

“I don’t mind the 1-0s, I really don’t, because it tells you we are determined, we’re going to defend, do the right things and play as a team like we had to on Monday night.”

Of the tension surrounding Monday night’s win, Ferguson added: “That’s the way it’s going to be and we may as well get used to it. How many times have I said to you about 1-0? What does it mean? It means championship form.”

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