Rio Ferdinand: "The first half was a bit stop-start, we didn't finish out chances and were frustrated.
"We got a bit of a telling-off at half-time but came out and produced the goods."
"Ronaldo has been doing it for two years now and long may it continue. When you need a goal it seems him, Wazza (Wayne Rooney) or Carlos (Tevez) get us out of it.
"It's about time he had a hat-trick and he's done it today."
Ronaldo: "It's a special day, I'm very happy for the win and going top of the league is most important."