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It's a timely goal, and the kind of thing the crowds at Old Trafford have become accustomed to but never tired of seeing. The goal propels United to a hard-fought 1-nil victory over Bolton, and the three points gained on the afternoon could prove crucial at the end of the season. The team does this type of Houdini escape act too often for it to be "luck," and it dawns on me at this point that Manchester United is more than just a team -- it's a mindset, a way of never giving in until the final whistle, even when the odds seem stacked against the club.
Sir Alex mentions as much in his post-match remarks, stating: "It’s the character of this club. It’s a fantastic character. No other club in the country’s got that. We are fantastic when it comes to gritting our teeth and getting something out of a dead situation. We did it again today and full marks to them."