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Ferguson: Focus won us the league

Following the heartbreak of last season, Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that the team have been more focussed than ever to win the title. A 3-0 victory over Aston Villa confirmed that we were champions for a record breaking 20th time last night and Ferguson has praised the attitude of the players for coming back fighting after last year.

“The players’ focus was fantastic this season,” Sir Alex said. “They didn’t get themselves annoyed by what happened last season. A lot of teams – most teams in the country – would have melted. But not this bunch. They went on and did what Manchester United expects of them and raised the bar. You could go on and on and on about losing a title, and we’ve had to do that in my time. I think our consistency for the last 20 years has been unbelievable. It’s been a marvellous performance. We’ve got 84 points with four games left – fantastic. The one thing I said to them at the start of the season was: ‘Make sure you do not lose on goal difference again’. Last season was the first time we’ve ever lost on goal difference. We’ve always had a superior goal difference to all our opponents. That was the point where I realised that was the challenge: our goal difference must be better than theirs across the road.”

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  1. CC says:

    Nah…………….Robin Van Persie won us the League. Lesson = You get what you pay for – now go buy some quality midfielders so we can compete in the Big Boys Competition Champions League – Thats where we will prove ourselves………..or not.

    20 ! Now put that behind us and lets look how to improve. 2 in 25 years is NOT good enough for MUFC

  2. LoneStarRed says:

    The link to CAMPEONES, CAMPEONES. I’ve been humming and whistling it ALL night .

  3. LoneStarRed says:

    Focus. Grit. Resolve. Makes us CAMPEONES, CAMPEONES.

  4. Dave Malaysia says:

    Say whats goin on? Whats Happening?

    Why is everyone so excited and buzzing, dancing and drinking champagne????

    Did we win the lottery ,huh?

    Come on , tell me , what happened? Anyone ? Anyone out there ? Yoo Hoo?

    We’re rascals ,scoundrels , villians and knaves!

    Drink up me ‘earties’ YO hO!

    We’re Devils and Black sheep, really bad eggs!

    Drink up me’earties’ Yo Ho Ho!

  5. Red1990 says:

    City is put back in their place. Long may it continues

  6. TheCANTONA says:

    one RvP is not enough to win us the league, we also need focus and great effort from other players. just take a look at the example when RvP having his goal drought this season, we keep on winning the matches thanks to other players’ effort.


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