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Sir Alex hails his players

678   //    13 Nov 2012, 09:49 IST

Aston Villa v Manchester United - Premier League

Sir Alex Ferguson was full of praises for his Manchester United team after The Reds rallied from 2–0 down to edge out Aston Villa by 3–2 at Villa Park on Saturday. Andreas Weimann gave the hosts a comfortable two-goal lead but a Javier Hernandez brace and an own goal from defender Ron Vlaar earned the visiting side a close victory.

United now top the table with twenty-seven points after winning their last five league matches. Next up for Manchester United in the English Premier League are Chris Hughton’s Norwich City side, who managed a goalless draw against Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday.

Sir Alex Ferguson: “It is a magnificent game, I must say that. Aston Villa have done fantastic today, they have run their socks off, and you have to feel sorry for them the effort they put in, but we never gave in and hit the bar twice in the second half, but once we got the second goal we came alive and it was a fantastic game. We’ve put pressure on ourselves today but we came through it and that´s a lesson that we really need to be better in defence. You admire the tenacity of the performance when they need to do it, they do it and the attacking play was terrific at times.”

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