Date: 31st March 2007 at 11:39pm
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The Old Trafford crowd was the best in years on Saturday, according to Sir Alex Ferguson.

Fergie is an optimistic man who appears to trust his own team: the gaffer claims he never doubted the result during today’s nerve-racking victory over Blackburn. He was full of praise for his team and for the fans after the final whistle.

‘They overcame being 1-0 down, they kept making chances, kept their nerve, showed their composure and the fans were fantastic. The culmination was just too powerful for Blackburn.

‘Paul Scholes’ goal won us the game, in a sense. The crowd were always going to take us over the line after that. The fans were magnificent, the best in years.’

‘The players kept making chances and showed composure. Cristiano Ronaldo: some of his football today was out of this world.

‘And Ryan Giggs, Ji-sung Park? the front players were also fantastic. The combination of that and the conveyor belt of passes you’re getting from Michael Carrick and Paul Scholes makes us hard to beat.’

‘You expect champions to show nerve, determination, drive and resolve. We did that today.’

What else could I say after this? Nothing, really.