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It might not have seemed like the most convincing performance from the Red Devils today, and well, that's probably because it wasn't.
They were relatively poor in their finishing and gave the ball away far too easily coming out of defense. You wonder—had they played like they did today when they met Chelsea, the result could have been an entirely different one for both sides.
But at the end of the day, three points is three points, and United did the job over Arsenal. It wasn't pretty, but getting the job done is all Sir Alex Ferguson would have asked for, and expected, at the start of this must-win match for both teams.
The veteran manager simply knows how to get a win when his side must win and knows how to walk away from big matches with three points and not one, or none.
Given how close the title race was last season and the way United have played over the past week, a bit could well be the difference between success and failure this year.
If it is indeed glory and not heartbreak this year for United, much of the credit should fall on Sir Alex Ferguson, who simply knew how to get his team over the line.
He's just that good at getting the job done.
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