Fergie pleased to get win
Man United boss was expecting tough game
By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey. Last Updated: September 20, 2012 7:41am
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was pleased to claim his 100th UEFA Champions League win and in the end was relieved to see his side beat Galatasaray 1-0 at Old Trafford.
Michael Carrick scored the only goal of the game after just seven minutes, with Nani missing the chance to make it two after seeing his second-half penalty saved by Fernando Muslera.
But for Ferguson the scoreline was not as important as the final result and opening their Champions League campaign with a win.
He told Sky Sports 4HD: "I think we expected a tough game. Galatasaray have a lot of experience.
"In the first half we kept giving ball away and we let them counter-attack. But second half we were much more solid at the back, they never made any chances and we could have scored four or five.
"But it was a good open game and good, old European game. They were confident in their play and possession and you get that with these European teams and that is not a problem, you just have to be patient - and with the chances we missed we kept ourselves on the edge.
"Getting three points first is the most important thing - three points is important and with Cluj beating Braga it sets up a really interesting game."
With Nani missing a second-half penalty, that is now three in total with Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez also failing this term.
And Ferguson quipped: "I don't want a penalty!
"Miss one and it knocks you back, you miss it and you start to worry about losing a goal."