• United name same squad for Aston Villa on Monday
• 'Rooney was not playing as well as Shinji Kagawa'
Sir Alex Ferguson is relieved at having left the "war zone" of Upton Park with no injuries to his Manchester United players following the 2-2 draw with West Ham United.
The United manager said that West Ham's Andy Carroll should have been sent off for colliding with David de Gea, United's goalkeeper, before half-time. Later in Wednesday's game Carroll also clashed with Nemanja Vidic.
United play Aston Villa at home on Monday knowing that victory would secure a 20th title if Manchester City lose at Tottenham Hotspur the day before, and Ferguson is happy that, despite the attritional test posed by West Ham, he can name the same squad.
"We have a few bumps and bruises. Vida [Vidic] has a beautiful bruise on his cheekbone," Ferguson said. "I think after coming out of that war zone I am pleased there is no one seriously injured.
"The team were fantastic in terms of standing up. It's the type of games you get against Sam's [Allardyce] teams. We had to deal with it. A point was deserved and we could have won it in the last 20 minutes but it's satisfying to come from going behind twice in the game.
"I have the same squad for Aston Villa. Hopefully we pick the right team because every game seems more important than the last one. When you get nearer that line that's the way it is. Hopefully we'll pick the right team."
Regarding Carroll's challenge on De Gea, Ferguson said: "It was a red card, there's no disputing that. I think Sam is the master of talking about being robbed in a game and that masks the actual fact that they should have had 10 men for the [rest of] game. It didn't happen. It's gone and doesn't affect us any more."
Ferguson believes the Football Association's regulations, which ensure there can be no retrospective action for Carroll as the incident was seen by the referee, are muddled.
"To be honest, I don't know where they are now. I've no idea," the manager said. "I don't think there is clarity now. There's so many things that probably need a bit of clarity."
Wayne Rooney was replaced during the second half at Upton Park to spark further speculation about his future but Ferguson stated the reason was simply a matter of the England international's form. "As far as taking him off on Wednesday, it's simply because he wasn't playing as well as Shinji [Kagawa] was," he said.
"We had to get that goal that mattered and there are so many games when Wayne Rooney is better than most players. But on the night Shinji was playing so well.
"The ironic thing was when we were chasing the goal with 40 minutes left I decided to put Javier Hernández on [for Kagawa]. And Shinji makes the second goal. I'd already made the substitution and given the fourth official the card. And Javier was stood on the touchline when we scored the second goal.
"I think if I'd have changed my decision then I think we'd have won the game because Shinji was doing really well. Unfortunately he came off and Javier came on simply because he will get a chance in the game. At that point we wanted to win it and you make decisions like that."
Ferguson has selected Rooney in midfield recently, so will he do so again? "Difficult to say," he said. "We're picking teams to win and we did that at Stoke [on Sunday]. I'll be doing the same on Monday."
Ferguson is also surprised at reports linking Rooney to a summer move to Paris Saint-Germain. "I don't think there is anything in that at all," he said, before stating he could not discuss any information regarding discussions over preparing a new deal for the striker in the summer. Rooney, who wants to stay at Old Trafford, will have two years remaining on his contract then.