Manchester United manager won’t give up on Premier League title
Sir Alex Ferguson watched his Manchester United team serve up a lacklustre performance at Eastlands on Monday night, although the Scot still hopes that the Red Devils can land a 20th league title.
May 1st, 2012
Vincent Kompany’s first-half goal just before the interval was enough to separate the Manchester rivals, something that puts City in the driving seat with two rounds of games remaining although Ferguson hopes that his team can land a maximum haul and pip their arch-rivals as a result.
He said: “It’s not over yet, but they’ve got an eight-goal advantage. It’s a big advantage.
“I think they’re in the driver’s seat now. They’ve got to win two games of football.
“It was feisty, competitive, not a lot of goal chances,” the Scot said. “We’re disappointed we never tested their goalkeeper.
“They had more threat as they had more action around the edge of our box.”
Ferguson may well regret fielding Ji Sung Park instead of Antonio Valencia, although the idea was for Park to nullify the threat of Yaya Toure, something which never materialised after the Ivorian ran the show.
Manchester City – Pld 36 Pts 83 GD +61
May 6 – Newcastle A (1600 BST)
May 13 – QPR H (1500)
Manchester United – Pld 36 Pts 83 GD +53
May 6 – Swansea H (1330)
May 13 – Sunderland A (1500)