Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admitted three points was all that mattered after an "important" 2-1 win over Liverpool.
The Scot accepted some of his side's defending - their Achilles heel all season - had been "erratic and desperate" in the second half but ultimately it did not matter.
"I would have taken that score before the game," said the United boss. "Winning against Liverpool is important. It doesn't matter where you are in the league."
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