Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes his side can go all the way after defeating German outfit Schalke 2-0 away last night, as the Red Devils hit their ‘peak’ and become overwhelming favourites to reach the Champions League final.

"The players are relishing these games," Ferguson said.

"I think we're coming to a peak.”

Ferguson revealed that complete concentration was the key to success for Manchester United last night, as well as technical perfection.


"There was a fantastic atmosphere but it never bowed our players once. They kept on playing their football, showing confidence and trust in one another.

"Our concentration, the intensity of our play and the speed of our passing were all excellent tonight.

"It was a top performance. I'm really pleased with the players, every one of them has done fantastically well tonight."

Ferguson praised the performance of Manchester United target Manuel Neuer, who won man of the match for basically keeping Schalke in the match until Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs finally got past the goalkeeper in the 67th minute.

"He was fantastic,” Ferguson said of Neuer.

“It was one of the best performances I've seen against Manchester United.

"The funny thing was that when Chicharito 'scored' [in the second half] but he was offside, it told the players they could beat this goalkeeper!

“Of course, Ryan scored and then [Wayne Rooney] did. It's a marvellous result."

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