Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was delighted with his side’s performance in their comfortable 3-0 victory over West Ham United at Old Trafford.
“It was a very, very good performance,” he told ESPN.
“Our possession was good and we could have scored more. The first goal opens the door, we had to wait a while but we didn’t stop playing football.”
A first half penalty from Wayne Rooney gave the Reds the lead at half-time, and the victory was confirmed thanks to second half goals from Nani and Dimitar Berbatov as the home side dominated the match from start to finish.
Ferguson, who saw Rooney break his goal drought against the Hammers, was full of praise for his three goalscorers.
“It was a good goal from Nani. He prefers the right [wing]; but Antonio Valencia’s form has been outstanding which gives us a problem, but a good one,” he added.
After five months without a goal, Rooney calmly converted his spot kick in the 33rd minute after Ryan Giggs had been brought down by Jonathan Spector and Ferguson was impressed with his striker’s overall performance.
“The performance [of Rooney] stood out, he enjoyed it, [he was] full of energy,” he added.
“He’s not had a lot of football [recently], [but he was] much more like himself.”
And the United boss heaped praise on Berbatov for his acrobatic volley which gave United their third goal of the match and sealed the three points: “It was fantastic technique, he orchestrated a lot of our football with Scholes,” he continued.