Consistency the key, says Fergie

Sir Alex Ferguson says the most consistent team will win this year’s Premier League title race.

Manchester United are top of the table by only one point from Arsenal, although they have a game in hand on the North Londoners.

Ahead of Saturday’s trip to Wigan Athletic, Ferguson said: “It’s important that we keep our momentum going because the team who is most consistent will win the league.”

“It’ll be a difficult game, Wigan are a team who play fantastic football, but this time of season all games are going to be difficult.”

“It’s a concern that Wigan have re-laid their pitch, although I understand it’s okay.”

United have veterans Ryan Giggs and Michael Owen back from injury for the trip to the DW Stadium.

Ferguson added: “We’re trying to get Ryan Giggs fit for the Wigan game, and Michael Owen is back training and could be available.”

“Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans should both be back to face Liverpool next weekend.”

“Ji-sung Park is still two weeks away.”

“Anderson will probably be back in three weeks, he’s back in Portugal now and we’ll have to see how he progresses.”

“Antonio Valencia is doing well in training but it’s difficult to assess when he’ll be back.”

“We have to make a decision on when to play him in terms of his own confidence after being out for so long.”

“He could be back in two weeks hopefully.”

Rio Ferdinand (calf), Jonny Evans (ankle) will play no part in the game.