Ferguson feared FA Cup exit

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said he feared his side would be ousted early in the hands of West Ham in the 3rd round of the FA Cup .
Manchester United have Robin Van Persie to thank as he came on from the bench to score the much needed equaliser to make the game 2 all.
“We have had some terrible draws over the years and been knocked out early and we don’t enjoy that,” he said.
“For us to be losing 2-1 in that game is amazing with the way we played.
“We missed some good chances and I thought it wasn’t going to be our day.”
He continued: “We had headers over the bar and [Shinji] Kagawa had one blocked on the line.
“But you have to say the pass from Ryan Giggs, and the first touch from Robin and his finish were world class,” added the 71-year-old Scot.
“But when you play West Ham you have got to defend those crosses and set pieces, because they are brilliant at that, the best team in the league, but we did not do that.
“Twice in the same position, [it was] James Collins from a cross by Joe Cole and we have lost two goals. But with some of the chances we missed, we should have been home safely.”