25/01/2011 22:30, Report by Gemma Thompson
Javier Hernandez says the players never doubted they could beat Blackpool despite being 2-0 down to the Seasiders at half-time.
Two first half headers from Craig Cathcart and DJ Campbell had given the hosts a healthy advantage at Bloomfield Road, but United are the masters of retrieving lost causes and they duly did so after the break.
After Dimitar Berbatov had got the Reds back in the game, super-sub Hernandez netted the equaliser before Berbatov sealed victory with two minutes left to complete a quite remarkable comeback.
“We were confident we could get back into the game, we always are,” Hernandez told MUTV.
“We didn’t play well in the first half, but we know the ability we have in the team and knew that we could go out there and score three goals.
“The boss said to us [at half-time] that we needed to start to play our game. We did that and were clinical, and could have scored more goals in the end. The most important thing though is the three points.”
There is now clear daylight at the top of the table after United’s win edged them five points ahead of nearest challengers Arsenal at the Barclays Premier League summit.
“This is a very important win for us,” added the Mexican. “It was one of our games in hand and we knew three points would take us clear.
“It was great to celebrate with the fans when we got the winner. To come from 2-0 down and win was a great feeling and everyone is very happy.”