Ahead of the busy festive season, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson told reporters of his despair at losing last season’s Premier League title to cross-town rivals Manchester City. The Red Devils thought they had won the title before City won it in the most dramatic of fashion, with two late goals at the Etihad giving Roberto Mancini’s side a historic victory.
Now, Sir Alex Ferguson believes that the turn of events is just another building block in the rich history of Manchester United, and is hopeful that his players won’t let their bitterest rivals repeat their title-winning endeavors of last season.
“I’ve still got a wee bit of anger in me, thinking of how we threw the league away last season,” Ferguson told the Daily Mail.
“It was another day in the history of Manchester United. That’s all it was. It created the drama that only United can produce.
“Who would have thought that Blackburn, bottom of the league, would beat us 3-2 at Old Trafford? Or that Everton would draw with us when we were up 4-2 with seven minutes to go?
“My motivation to the players will be that we cant let City beat us twice in a row.”
The Red Devils currently find themselves comfortably in first place, six points ahead of Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City side following a derby day win for the red half of the city. Nonetheless, Ferguson won’t allow his side to get complacent once again, and will be wary of the return to form of Carlos Tevez, combined with the deadly form of Sergio Aguero, David Silva, and talisman Yaya Toure.