Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson insists Jonjo Shelvey deserved red during their win at Liverpool.

Shelvey was sent off for his lunge on United defender Jonny Evans.

"I thought it was a clear red card," said Ferguson, whose side won at Anfield for the first time since 2007. "I don't think (Shelvey) went for the ball - Jonny Evans went for the ball and got the ball."