Fergie - Win was well-earned

Sir Alex Ferguson feels Manchester United's 3-0 victory over West Ham on Saturday was well-deserved.

The Red Devils opened scoring with a Wayne Rooney penalty before Nani and Dimitar Berbatov landed second-half strikes at Old Trafford.

And manager Ferguson feels his team earned their triumph with a solid 'collective' display.

"It was a very good performance, the possession of the ball was good," said Ferguson.

"Maybe we could have scored more but it's always the case you get the first goal and it opens the door. We deserved to go in front.

"It was a good collective performance."

Rooney had not scored since March but had no problem firing the ball home from the spot in the first half, and Ferguson hailed his star striker's all-round display.

"The performance was the thing that stood out," added Ferguson.

"He enjoyed his football and he was full of energy. He was much more aware of himself."

The manager also hailed the display of man of the match Nani and fellow goal-scorer Berbatov after the duo sealed United's win.

"It was a terrific goal from Nani and a marvellous goal from Berbatov," he said. "He (Berbatov) has got a fantastic technique."

Nani believes his side's confidence is growing as they continue to progress in the Premier League this season.

"I think we are winning confidence," said Nani. "Every player today showed a bit more confidence. After today's game we are better.

"It was a good game, good for the team. We had a draw last week and we focused on a win this game because Chelsea and the other teams are doing so well and we want to be at the top."

Nani says his goal against the Hammers helped compensate for his penalty miss against Fulham last week.

"Of course," he said. "I've been working hard every day.

"I've been looking forward to scoring goals and helping the team win the games. Today was one of those games and I hope every game is like that."

He added: "I want to push on, that's why I'm working so hard and I'm looking forward to this season and hope to help Manchester United win the league."

Source: Sky Sports
Date Published: 31 August 2010