Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted that his side’s pursuit of their 20th Premier League title will not rest until it is a certainty, reports BBC
United are 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League table following their 1-0 win at Sunderland, but Ferguson refuses to rest on his laurels until the job is done.
The 71-year-old said: “We are not concerned with what we have left behind us, we are only focusing on what is in front of us. The players have created a record with 25 wins out of the first 30 matches and that tells you a lot about the club.
“The next league game is the derby against Manchester City and we are going to go into that with a 15-point headstart on City.
“The focus is good and the only thing that matters is to win your next game.”
As well as their pursuit of the Premier League crown, the Red Devils also have an FA Cup quarter-final replay at Chelsea to contend with on Easter Monday, and Ferguson will be forced to shuffle his pack after watching Rafael and Anderson suffer injuries during their visit to the North East.
Goalkeeper David de Gea also suffered a knock after a heavy collision with team-mate Nemanja Vidic, but Ferguson was quick to praise his side’s attitude towards the game.
He said: “Our goalkeeper was knocked out for a spell and we picked up a couple of other injuries [at Sunderland] but we dealt with that well. There will be changes at Chelsea. We will have to wait and see how Wayne is. He was a bit tired after getting back from the England match.
“We will have Ryan Giggs and Javier Hernandez available and there were a couple of others [including Rio Ferdinand] who I did not take to Sunderland. It was a battle in the second half but in the first half we played very well and deserved to be in front, and you have to give credit to Sunderland.
“They had a real go at us and made it much more difficult for us but we owe our win to determined defending and a lot of courage.”
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