Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson only had praise for his players after their 1-1 draw with Newcastle United.

Tim Krul made a string of fine saves, former United defender Danny Simpson denied Javier Hernandez with a magnificent goalline clearance and the Mexican had an effort ruled out for offside deep into stoppage time.

"It was a fantastic performance by us and an incredible result," said Ferguson.

"I could see us scoring because we kept creating chances and the normal pattern of these 15-minute surges is that we create chances and we are okay.

"They put their bodies on the line. I give them credit for that.

"We absolutely slaughtered them but we just couldn't get the result.

"It is disappointing but if we play like that every week, I will be very happy."