Manchester United manager targeting Premier League title
With Manchester City and Chelsea threatening to further strengthen already impressive squads, it doesn’t get any easier for Manchester United to compete with their Premier League rivals although they did come desperately close to landing the title last season.
July 17th, 2012
Sergio Aguero’s dramatic late winner against QPR denied the club a 20th top flight title and Sir Alex Ferguson appears more concerned with winning this domestic competition than the Champions League if his latest quotes are anything to go by.
“After the disappointment of last year, we want to recover the title,” he said. “We either win the title or come second, it’s an important part of the history of our club over the last 20 years. We have to recover, as we’ve done many times. That’s our target this year. Priority No1 is to win the title back.
“When Arsenal won the title from us in 1998 we won the treble the next year,” he said. “Then Chelsea came along and got off to a flyer in the league for the first two years, so we changed our pre-season a little to make sure we got off to quick starts. Recovery is so important and the same applies this season.”
The return of Nemanja Vidic and Chris Smalling should bolster the defence although there are question marks over central midfield where Paul Scholes found a home last season despite having retired months before.