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Ferguson delighted with Man Utd smash-and-grab

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was delighted with victory at Tottenham.

United scored completely against the run of play through Wayne Rooney before a sublime Ashley Young double sealed the points.

Ferguson said: "We know exactly what we have to do. You can drop surprise points and I think both sides will, but the important thing is to drop less points than our opponents.

"A battling performance today tells you that we are up for it."

Ferguson admitted his side had been second best for most of the game.

He added: "It's an entirely unbelievable result. I would say that's our hardest away game of the season.

"They'd only lost one game; it was their first home game, I think, against City, when they had a few injury problems. That was the magnitude of our challenge today.

"And, in fairness, the first half we were never at the races.

"Maybe we got our tactics wrong. What we tried to do was come back off them and sit back a little bit and draw them onto us and then play on the counter-attack. But it didn't work."

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