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Man United Sir Alex: It’s great to beat Liverpool

January 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Premier League

Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool

Sir Alex post game quotes:

“All in all, it was an engrossing game, as we expected in a Manchester United-Liverpool match,” he told MUTV. “It’s full of emotion, intensity and it’s great to win. It was a magnificent performance in the first half, as well as we’ve played for a long time. It was hard work after they scored, to be honest with you, and I’m just glad we won the match.

“I think winning is important – it doesn’t matter what league position we are in. I’ve said many times, it’s a fantastic challenge between the two most successful teams in the country. I think those three points today are very, very important ones.” Are you thinking of placing a bet on an upcoming Premier League game. Check out the latest free bets at Bookmakers.co.uk

The manager felt Shinji Kagawa deserved a penalty when he appeared to be pushed into Pepe Reina during a scramble just before half time and paid tribute to Danny Welbeck for a tireless display.

“[The first goal] was a great build-up, terrific football, and a great finish by Robin but we should have been three or four up,” added the boss. “I thought we should have had a penalty when Shinji was brought down.

“Danny was fantastic. I thought he gave them a real hard day of it, the two centre-backs. He and Robin, particularly in the first half, gave them a very difficult time. The reason Danny played was because we wanted someone who would drop on top of their centre-midfield player. He did that well and put in a great shift.

“I’ve not seen their goal again,” he admitted. “But, to me, it looked a bit soft for us. Once again, the goalie has parried one out and there’s nobody following in on the rebound.

“It did lift Liverpool but some of our defending was a bit erratic and desperate at times. But we managed to get through it. There was a period of three or four minutes where they were shoving players into the box and some interchange between players that we had to defend very well.

“We got through that and the name of the game in the big matches are the moments where you have to defend. Today was one of them.”

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