Giggs hails crucial win

Ryan Giggs admits 1-0 wins like the one Manchester United picked up on Monday against Fulham could prove crucial.

United claimed all three points thanks to Wayne Rooney's first-half strike, which sent them clear of rivals Manchester City at the top of the table.

And Giggs admits that United are happy to take 1-0 wins whenever the opportunity arises in the race for the title.

"You'd take 1-0s to the end of the season now," he told MUTV.

"If we'd scored in the last minute, everyone would be euphoric and buzzing but obviously, the way the game ended, with some sloppy play and not keeping the ball, everyone's a bit disappointed. Rightly so because we know what we're capable of but, overall, we're pleased to get the three points."

Giggs does admit United's below-par performance was 'frustrating', adding: "Our form has been really good.

"It's probably another reason why it was a bit frustrating tonight as we've been playing really well.

"It was a massive effort but we knew we had to do it. City were there to be caught. We had some tough games but we've got through them and, now we can see the finishing line, hopefully we can finish the job off.

"As a footballer, you want to enjoy these times and you want to be involved in title chases and games like tonight. I'm sure there will be more twists and turns to come."

Fulham had huge claims for a late penalty as Danny Murphy went down under Michael Carrick'schallenge, but Giggs felt referee Michael Oliver got the decision right.

"I mean I was right behind the referee and I didn't think it was a penalty," he said.

"Looking back at the replays, maybe it could have been but it happens. We had a penalty here against Newcastle that wasn't. They tend to even themselves out over the course of the season and perhaps that's what has happened here."