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Teamwork pays off

"I don't mind the 1-0s. It tells you we're determined, we're going to defend, do the right things and play as a team."

- Sir Alex Ferguson

27/03/2012 08:47, Report by Adam Marshall
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Sir Alex welcomes one-nils

Sir Alex Ferguson has told MUTV he is a firm believer that 1-0 victories are the hallmark of champions.

The Reds' capacity to grind out wins is legendary and the manager was delighted with a clean sheet from the 1-0 triumph against Fulham on Monday night. Although joking about the supporters' nerves fraying at Old Trafford, he is convinced that United have the temperament required to go all the way again in 2012 and clinch a 20th title.

"That's the way it's going to be and we may as well get used to it," he said about the tension as the clock ticked down at the Theatre of Dreams. "How many times have I said to you about 1-0? What does it mean? It means championship form.

"I don't mind the 1-0s, I really don't because it tells you we are determined, we're going to defend, do the right things and play as a team like we had to on Monday night."

When it was suggested that the match against the Cottagers was never going to be as easy as some had hoped, he replied:

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