"The first half was magnificent. When you get a performance like that in the first half you’re looking forward to a second-half of the same. We took our foot off the pedal. It was too relaxed for me."
- Sir Alex Ferguson
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“The first half was magnificent,” said the Reds boss told MUTV. “When you get a performance like that in the first half you’re looking forward to a second-half of the same.
"You hope you can maybe add to the goals tally because you never know, goal difference could be important come the end of the season.
“We didn’t capitalise on our first half performance. They just took their foot off the pedal, playing a couple of gears below what they are capable of. It was too relaxed for me.”
Berbatov summed up the classiness of some of United’s attacks when he set up Ronaldo’s second goal. His wonderful piece of skill to beat James Collins on the byline had his boss in raptures.