Ferguson: Man United must press on

Sir Alex Ferguson insists he is not going to put his feet up

despite Manchester United overhauling Liverpool’s record of 18

league titles.

The landmark was a special one for the United boss but in an

interview in the club’s official magazine he says he has no

thoughts of taking it easy.

He told Inside United: “There’s a responsibility as the manager

of Manchester United. It doesn’t go away.

“I’m not going to take it easy because we won the title.

Hopefully we’ll be better next season. The only thing you can do at

this club is win – that’s all that matters.

“We have to carry on, there’s nothing else you can do. We have a

responsibility and expectation to live up to and that carries on

next season.

“As I’ve always said, Manchester United should accept a

challenge. We’re good at that and, next season, we’ll accept

anything that comes our way.”

Ferguson reiterated that the 19th title was particularly

special.

He added: “It’s a great feat winning this league, It was

Liverpool’s time in the 80s, it’s our time now.

“This was a particularly special one because it means we’ve won

the title more than anyone in the country. It’s history and it’s

great for the tradition of this club.

“The players have been great, I think they deserved it because

there were a lot of great performances. I’m dismissing all that

nonsense that it’s not a great Manchester United team.”

Ferguson also described United’s Champions League conquerors

Barcelona as the best side they have ever played.

He added: “They are at a tremendous peak in the cycle of their

team – you get teams who elevate themselves to that status and I

think Barcelona are that team. We were well beaten.”