“We were the team that was going to win it," Sir Alex said. "I think their goalkeeper saved them in the last 20 minutes. He made great saves from Robin and Chicharito, and Wayne Rooney had a shot cleared off the line.
“Everything was happening around their penalty box but we couldn’t finish them off. We had enough time to get a winner but maybe we needed a wee bit of composure to take a touch on the ball. One or two wanted to shoot earlier rather than take a pass.
"We probably deserved more, but in the context of such a physical game, I think we should be proud of them. It was a display of real champions."
Sir Alex was speaking to Sky Sports and MUTV.