Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed seeing his Manchester United side clinch the Premier League title has made him feel young again – and put any thoughts of stepping aside well and truly out of mind, the
Ferguson, 71, watched as Robin van Persie netted a hat-trick in a 3-0 win over Aston Villa to take United out of reach of defending champions Manchester City, who now trail their neighbours by 16 points with only 15 left to play for.
He said: “Winning the title has knocked 10 years off me – these tablets are great,” with Ferguson particularly enthused by van Persie’s second goal of the evening, a spectacular volley from a Wayne Rooney pass.
“Never mind goal of the season, it could be goal of the century. He did something similar for Arsenal, he’s a special talent for sure. He has been unbelievable all season,” the manager added. “In terms of impact he has made as big an impact as Cantona – he was an impact player. I have been very lucky with strikers and I’ve probably had 10 great strikers.”
Ferguson also gave credit to his players for the way in which they came back from the disappointment of losing the title to City last season on goal difference. “It’s always special to win it and it’s the players who focused after losing it last season. We have lost four and drawn three, that’s important, the focus is good,” Ferguson said. “We didn’t want an inferior goal difference, I’d never had that. We corrected it this year.”
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