Sir Alex Ferguson felt Manchester United deserved the three points against Fulham as the Red Devils extended their lead to 10 points at the top of the Premier League.
He paid tribute to their defence after the 1-0 win at Craven Cottage.
"We had so many chances. It was a terrific football match and it was an excellent result, and I'm very pleased for us," said United boss Ferguson.
"They [Fulham] had some great chances. Our keeper [David De Gea], Jonny [Evans], Rio [Ferdinand] were terrific and we had a few chances ourselves, the second half in particular.
"In the first half we hit the woodwork three times but we deserved to win.
"They [Fulham] have had a great home record over the years and it is a very important result for us."
"It's a good position [we are in] we are pleased. You can look at the performance of the players. They put their bodies on the line, blocking shots, great headers out of defence, really determined effort by the players."