We're up for it, says Sir Alex as United keep tabs on City with Tottenham win
Sir Alex Ferguson declared his Manchester United are 'up for it' when it comes to battling it out with Manchester City for the title after this 'massive result'.
The title race could be decided on the day United meet City at the Etihad Stadium on April 30 and Ferguson said: 'We have good experience in the players so they won't get nervous. We showed that with a battling performance against a very good team.
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'And we know we're up for it. They (City) know where we are and we know where they are. We know what we are expected to do and what we have to do. The big thing is we are getting all our players back.
'But it was a massive result for us here and a massive performance by our defenders. It's a massive, massive position that we're in now. April 30 will be the big one.'
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Ferguson admitted his side were a little fortunate, adding: 'It's an unbelievable result. In the first half we were never at the races.'
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp said: 'I don't know how we lost that. I couldn't believe we were 1-0 down. They did everything I asked them to do.'