Spain's triumph at UEFA EURO 2008 is a "triumph" for football, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said on Monday.

Ferguson said that Luis Aragones' side fully deserved their 1-0 win over Germany in the tournament's final in Vienna on Sunday night.

"When a team plays that type of football it's a triumph for the game," Ferguson said.

"I was pleased for them, it was a really good performance last night.

"Spain were a far, far better team (than Germany) and I think they have been the best team."