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Sir Alex Ferguson heaped praise on his defence after 10-man Manchester United continued their remarkable run against Tottenham.

Ferguson said: “We defended very well, they never gave us any trouble with their attacking.

“The kind of pressure we were under were just long balls into the box really. With (Rio) Ferdinand and (Nemanja) Vidic as your centre-backs you know you can cope with that. They were fantastic.

“The whole back four did really, really well. In the context of Tottenham’s home record this season and the performances they have given, we have got to take it as a good point for us.”

“I think there are five teams all contesting it, all have chances and it makes it interesting for neutrals. We’ve come through a difficult away game, our record here is great of course, but it doesn’t apply because we still have to get a result. I think the result was fair.

“We didn’t bother them too much, we had one or two good opportunities at times when we got to the last third of the field but we just didn’t quite have the cutting edge.

“In the second half Anderson attacked the back four four times and maybe his selection of pass or a shot on goal would have been better.”

The match was Ryan Giggs’ 600th league appearance for United and Ferguson said of the veteran Welshman: “He’s an incredible human being and an example to anyone that wants to use him as a role model.”

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