Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that his side were "fortunate" to beat Southampton 2-1 in the Premier League on Wednesday night.
"For the first 30 minutes I thought we were fantastic, we played really well," Ferguson told Sky Sports News.
"But in the second half Southampton have been the best team to play here this season. We were fortunate to win the game."
The victory for United has moved them seven points clear of rivals City in the Premier League table.