Statistics & Post-Match Quotes | Manchester United 1-0 Sunderland

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TEAM STATISTICS

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United

Sunderland

Shots (on target)

13 (6) 9 (1)

Total Passes

437 295

Passing Accuracy

84% 75%

Ball Possession

57% 43%

Tackles won

5 16

Interceptions

17 24

Fouls

7 15

Corners

6 2

Offsides

4 2

 MUFC STATISTICS

* Anders Lindegaard (goalkeeper): 1 save, 0 goals conceded, 19/31 passing (61%)

* Nemanja Vidic (right-center-back): 50/54 passing (93%), 0 tackles, 2 interceptions, 15 clearances, 0 blocks, 1 foul, 14/18 aerial duels (78%)

* Rio Ferdinand (left-center-back): 38/42 passing (90%), 1 tackle, 4 interceptions, 10 clearances, 1 blocks, 1 foul, 6/9 aerial duels (67%)

* Patrice Evra (left-back): 65/80 passing (81%), 2 tackles, 3 interceptions, 5 clearances, 0 blocks, 0 fouls, 3/4 aerial duels (75%)

* Phil Jones (right-back): 44/54 passing (81%), 0 tackles, 1 interception, 5 clearances, 0 blocks, 1 foul, 6/10 aerial duels (60%)

* Darren Fletcher (central-midfield): 59/62 passing (95%), 1 key pass, 0 tackles, 1 interception, 3 fouls won, 2 fouls, 9 accurate long balls

* Wayne Rooney (central-midfield): 60/74 passing (81%), 0 key passes, 0 tackles, 0 interceptions, 2 fouls won, 1 foul, 18 accurate long balls

* Ji-Sung Park (left winger): 33/41 passing (80%), 0 key passes, 2 successful dribbles, 2 fouls won, 0 shots, 1 accurate cross, 2 tackles, 3 interceptions

* Nani (right winger): 31/51 passing (61%), 1 key pass, 0 successful dribbles, 2 fouls won, 4 shots (1 on target), 3 accurate crosses, 0 tackles, 0 interceptions

* Javier Hernandez (striker): 12/15 passing (80%), 1 key pass, 0 successful dribbles, 1 foul won, 2 shots (1 on target)

* Danny Welbeck (striker): 21/28 passing (75%), 0 key passes, 0 successful dribbles, 0 fouls won, 0 shots

* Dimitar Berbatov (striker | substitute) 1/4 passing (25%), 0 key passes, 0 successful dribbles, 0 fouls won, 0 shots

* Michael Carrick (central-midfield | substitute): 4/4 passing (100%), 1 key pass, 1 tackle, 1 interception, 0 fouls won, 0 fouls

* Fabio (substitute) : 0 passes, 0 tackles, 0 interceptions, 0 clearances, 0 blocks, 0 fouls, 0 aerial duels won

POST-MATCH QUOTES

Sir Alex Ferguson | MUFC manager (courtesy of MUTV)

(Overall thoughts on the match...) "That last 15 minutes was torture. I’d have been quite happy if the whistle had gone at half-time when we were 1-0 up. Sunderland threw everything at us and played very well in that last 15 minutes."

(On whether today's occasion distracted his players...) "It was an anxious day for the players. I think they showed that. They wanted to do well for me. These occasions can be a wee bit like that. I remember the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster and we lost 2-0 to Manchester City. That [occasion] got to the players that day. Maybe it happened a little bit today."

(On the penalty initially being awarded for Sunderland and then taken away...) "I couldn’t believe it [when he awarded a penalty]. I clearly saw it. I thought the Korean boy [Sunderland’s Ji Dong-Won] had handled it. The fact the assistant put his flag across his chest indicated [the award of] a penalty. I don’t think Lee Mason had any idea why, though. And you saw how our players reacted. [In the end] he gave the correct decision."

Anders Lindegaard | MUFC goalkeeper

(On Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic's partnership today...) "Obviously Vida and Rio know each other well and they complement each other very well. The two of them were amazing today. It was very enjoyable being a goalkeeper behind them."

(Overall thoughts on the defense...) "I thought we did very well defensively. We didn’t give Sunderland any real chances all game. It was maybe the best defensive game from us this season. But there’s still room for improvement."

(On the newly named 'Sir Alex Ferguson Stand'...)"One of the biggest stands in the world is now named Sir Alex Ferguson. I’d be thrilled if I could just have one seat out there called the Anders Lindegaard seat!"

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