Ferguson satisfied as Man Utd escape Sunderland with point

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was satisfied with their 0-0 draw at Sunderland yesterday.

The Red Devils battled their way to a 0-0 draw at the Stadium of Light with keeper Edwin van der Sar making a vital save from Steed Malbranque and Bolo Zenden hitting a post as the Black Cats dominated before the break.

Either side might have snatched victory at the death, but Ferguson was happy enough with a point on Wearside, their fourth successive Barclays Premier League draw on the road.

He said: "Sunderland had the most chances in the game and I have to say we were fantastic defensively.

"That's the area in which we have been leaking goals and throwing games away this season, so I am pleased with that.

"It was a very determined Sunderland team, their home record this season has been very, very good, so I am not pleased but I am satisfied."

Asked about his side's failure to date to win a league game on the road, Ferguson said: "It's a concern, the first three.

"I can't class today's as a disappointment because we had to battle to get the point today.

"But we have thrown the other three away."