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Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson during the Barclays Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 10, 2010. See PA Story: SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson during the Barclays Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 10, 2010. See PA Story: SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

Martin Rickett

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10:  Paul Scholes of Manchester United reacts to a missed chance during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Paul Scholes of Manchester United reacts to a missed chance during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Laurence Griffiths

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 10:   Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United competes with Carlos Tevez of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 10: Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United competes with Carlos Tevez of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Laurence Griffiths

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10:  Carlos Tevez of Manchester City fires in a free kick during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Carlos Tevez of Manchester City fires in a free kick during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Laurence Griffiths

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 10:   Edwin van der Sar of Manchester United saves the free kick of Carlos Tevez of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 10: Edwin van der Sar of Manchester United saves the free kick of Carlos Tevez of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Laurence Griffiths

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 10:   Nemanja Vidic of Manchester United reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 10: Nemanja Vidic of Manchester United reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Alex Livesey

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10:  Yaya Toure of Manchester City is challenged by Michael Carrick (L) and Nemanja Vidic of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Yaya Toure of Manchester City is challenged by Michael Carrick (L) and Nemanja Vidic of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Alex Livesey

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10:  Yaya Toure of Manchester City is challenged by Michael Carrick (L) and Nemanja Vidic of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Yaya Toure of Manchester City is challenged by Michael Carrick (L) and Nemanja Vidic of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Alex Livesey

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10:  Manchester United fans light a flare during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Manchester United fans light a flare during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Alex Livesey

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 10:   Manchester City Chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak (L) and Chief Executive Garry Cook applaud prior to the during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 10: Manchester City Chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak (L) and Chief Executive Garry Cook applaud prior to the during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Laurence Griffiths

Manchester United's Dimitar Berbatov (right) stands dejected after a missed chance during the Barclays Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 10, 2010. See PA Story: SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

Manchester United's Dimitar Berbatov (right) stands dejected after a missed chance during the Barclays Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 10, 2010. See PA Story: SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

Martin Rickett

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10:  Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United competes with Carlos Tevez of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United competes with Carlos Tevez of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Laurence Griffiths

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10:  Patrice Evra of Manchester United is checked on by Carlos Tevez of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Patrice Evra of Manchester United is checked on by Carlos Tevez of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Laurence Griffiths

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and assistant Mike Phelan during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and assistant Mike Phelan during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Alex Livesey

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 10:   Emmanuel Adebayor of Manchester City replaces team mate Carlos Tevez during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 10: Emmanuel Adebayor of Manchester City replaces team mate Carlos Tevez during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Alex Livesey

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 10:  Vincent Kompany of Manchester City battles for the ball with Nani of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 10: Vincent Kompany of Manchester City battles for the ball with Nani of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Alex Livesey

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 10:   Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City is challenged by Wes Brown of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 10: Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City is challenged by Wes Brown of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Alex Livesey

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini during the Barclays Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 10, 2010. See PA Story: SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire. Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini during the Barclays Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 10, 2010. See PA Story: SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire. Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

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Manchester United's Patrice Evra (centre) is checked on by team-mate Rio Ferdinand (right) following an injury during the Barclays Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 10, 2010. See PA Story: SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire. Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

Manchester United's Patrice Evra (centre) is checked on by team-mate Rio Ferdinand (right) following an injury during the Barclays Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 10, 2010. See PA Story: SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire. Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

Dave Thompson

Manchester City's Carlos Tevez (right) and Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand (left) battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 10, 2010. See PA Story: SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

Manchester City's Carlos Tevez (right) and Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand (left) battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 10, 2010. See PA Story: SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

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Manchester United's Javier Hernandez has a shot on goal during the Barclays Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 10, 2010. See PA Story: SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

Manchester United's Javier Hernandez has a shot on goal during the Barclays Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 10, 2010. See PA Story: SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

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Manchester United's Wes Brown (left) fouls Manchester City's James Milner during the Barclays Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 10, 2010. See PA Story: SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire. Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

Manchester United's Wes Brown (left) fouls Manchester City's James Milner during the Barclays Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 10, 2010. See PA Story: SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire. Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

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Manchester City's Gnegneri Yaya Toure (left) and Manchester United's Michael Carrick (right) in action during the Barclays Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 10, 2010. See PA Story: SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire. Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

Manchester City's Gnegneri Yaya Toure (left) and Manchester United's Michael Carrick (right) in action during the Barclays Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 10, 2010. See PA Story: SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire. Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

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Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson during the Barclays Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 10, 2010. See PA Story: SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

Sir Alex Ferguson admitted to being disappointed with a goalless draw in the derby against Manchester City at Eastlands.

Ferguson's United remained unbeaten in the Barclays Premier League after the stalemate but Ferguson believes they had enough of the ball to conquer a City side he felt did not have as many attacking ambitions as his own.

"City are very difficult to beat on their own ground and obviously they set their stall out," he told Sky Sports 1.

"I think there was too much tension for it to be kind of match people thought it would be. They set their stall out in the second half and made it very difficult for us.

"It's a decent result but we don't count draws away from home as the target before the game. Our target is to win the game and I think we had enough possession to do that.

"Some of our football was good, we were good on the ball but we needed to create openings to win the match and we only really made two which was difficult."

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini said his City side did go with the intention of beating the Red Devils, but was rather more content with the result than his opposite number.

"I think it was a difficult game for both teams. I think the result is correct but we improved from last year because we didn't concede a goal in the last minute.

"I wanted to win this game but sometimes it is better to draw than lose. We played the game to win, though."

Belfast Telegraph