After a closely fought Barclays Premier League encounter at Anfield yesterday, Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand reflects positively on the 1-1 draw with Liverpool.
Having lost on their previous three visits to Merseyside against the Reds, the Red Devils stopper praised the resilience shown by his teammates, and revealed how happy he is to be back involved with the first-team fold.
"I'm happy with a point in the end," said Ferdinand. "They created a couple of chances towards the end but our passing was controlled in the second-half and we played some good football.
"We just didn't make the right decision in the final third and we could have had a couple more opportunities. But considering what we have gone through in the last couple of years - I think we've lost three on the spin at Anfield - a point isn't a bad result."
The ferocious atmosphere created in the tightly contested North West derby is something that Ferdinand says the players thrive on, as England's two most successful clubs went head-to-head.
"These are the atmospheres that you want to play in," he continued. "This is what you love and enjoy.
"As I've said before, there is no better place to come and get a result for United fans. It's great to be playing again. I'm enjoying my football, training every day and that's all you can ask."
Ferdinand was involved in a moment of controversy mid-way through the second half, when he felled Liverpool's Charlie Adam on the edge of the box, which led to Steven Gerrard's opener from the resulting free-kick.
"There was a slight bit of contact but I don't think it was enough to make a fella of 12 or 13 stones fall on the floor," he added. "But that's the way the game is today and we just have to get on with it.
"We showed the resilience that you need to fight back and get a deserved point at a place like Anfield."
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