Fergie on Fulham

Sunday 30 December 2001

Manchester United Boss Sir Alex Ferguson praised Fulham after his side completed an uncomfortable double over the Cottagers on Sunday.

Speaking after the game Ferguson said:

"We played pretty well today. We were scrappy at times but I think that had a lot to do with the pitch. It was a very difficult pitch and it got worse as the game went on and that can make it hard for the players.

"I'd have been disappointed if we'd thrown a 3-1 lead away. I thought we were in a position of comfort and we could have finished them off. But the state of the pitch and carelessness contributed to giving the ball away at times.

"Fulham have a lot of quality in their team and I think they struggled with the pitch too. If it wasn't for that they could have done a lot better."