Sir Alex Ferguson described Manchester United´s second-half performance in their 6-0 romp against Newcastle as one of the best in his entire time at the club.

After a goalless first half, the Red Devils struck six times in the second period, with Cristiano Ronaldo netting his first Red Devils hat-trick to send Ferguson´s men soaring to the Premier League summit.

"The second-half performance was as good as you could ask for," said Ferguson. "I am really pleased for Cristiano. He was always going to get a hat-trick at some point and hopefully he will get a few more."

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