Man Utd boss Ferguson satisfied with victory over Villa
United recovered from the setback at Wigan to maul the Midlanders with two goals in each half, although the visitors were upset to concede an early penalty after Ashley Young was sent crashing inside the area.
"It was a good result," he told MUTV. "We were careless at times but, at the end of the day, there was some terrific football and some good goals. I'm very satisfied.
"There could be twists and turns yet. I think the name of the game now is for us to enjoy ourselves and play with expression, like we did today. Hopefully we'll be alright. You can never be too confident in this game of football. My experience tells me there's always something can bite you on the bum but hopefully we can avoid that and not drop any more points.
"It's one game less today and that's what I'll take out of the game. We've won our game with a good performance, which is important at this time of year. The players accepted the fact they lost a game on Wednesday and did something about it. No panic. We played our own game and I'm pleased about that."