26/12/2012 19:17, Report by Adam Bostock
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Boss commends United 'courage'

phenomenal, I thought."

The late winner means United are now guaranteed to be top not only at the end of the next game against West Brom - on Saturday, the eve of Sir Alex's 71st birthday - but also when the Wigan away match is concluded on New Year's Day.

"It's a really significant result for us. It puts in a good position. As I always say of December, it's a month that tells you everything," added the boss. "And when we come to the end of the Wigan game on 1 January, we'll still be top of the league."

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