Neville happy with CSKA win

Manchester United captain Gary Neville was happy with his side's 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow in Russia.

The defender played 90 minutes in the UEFA Champions League win and saw his team go five points clear at the top of Group B after Wolfsburg and Besiktas battled out a draw.

Neville was pleased with the professional nature of the performance in Moscow, which sees United equal Ajax's Champions League record of 14 unbeaten away games.

"I think we were a constant threat," he told Sky Sports. "In the first half Fabio and Nani down the left were very difficult to play for them.

"And then in the second half Antonio (Valencia) started to get a lot of the ball and we were a constant threat behind them on the wings, and I think we had the better chances and most of the play as well.

"That's two professional performances away from home. I think the Wolfsburg game at home was difficult but we are in a real good position now and we've just got to finish the job against Moscow in a couple of weeks' time."

The game was played on an artificial plastic pitch in the Russian capital, but Neville said the Red Devils were well prepared for the unpredictable surface.

"It wasn't too bad, it's not ideal because obviously when the ball bounces you don't know what it's going to do," he added

"But we dealt with it pretty well, handled the crosses into the box which were a concern for us in training - the way in which if they got balls behind us anything was going to be difficult for Edwin (Van der Sar) and the defenders."

United take on Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday in their next game in the Premier League, and Neville is looking forward to the trip.

He said: "Well it's a great fixture always - a passionate fixture. But a game that can always go either way and we just hope to be at the top of our game because you have to be in that one."

Source: Sky Sports
Date Published: 22 October 2009