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12/02/2014 23:16, Report by Nick Coppack
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Cleverley: Draw was fair

Tom Cleverley believes a draw was the right result on Wednesday, following Manchester United's 0-0 stalemate with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners had an effort cleared off the line and United owed a small debt to David De Gea for a handful of smart saves, while Robin van Persie twice went close to breaking the deadlock against his former club.

In the end, though, both teams had to settle for a point, even though Cleverley believes his side probably did enough to earn victory.

“I think it was a pretty fair result,” Cleverley told MUTV. “We feel like we could have won the game, but their goalkeeper made a couple of good saves. It could have swung either way but in the end it’s a fair result.

“We need to win every game from now on and Liverpool getting a last-minute winner [at Fulham] is disappointing for us. Our result isn’t the worst in the world but we need to start winning games fast.”

Cleverley admitted Robin van Persie could have given the Reds a dream start – the Dutchman blasted straight at Gunners goalkeeper Szczesny when gifted the ball by Mikel Arteta – but the midfielder wasn’t about to point fingers.

“Nobody’s blaming Robin for missing chances because he’s scored so many goals for us this year.

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