Sir Alex Ferguson wants Manchester United to respond to their derby defeat on Monday and ‘kick on’ to secure the Premier League title.
The Red Devils’ chief watched his side lose their 18-match unbeaten run against their rivals and reigning Premier League champions with James Milner and Sergio Aguero’s second half goals enough to seal City a 2-1 win and their first back-to-back wins at Old Trafford since 1972.
Ferguson, who had hoped Vincent Kompany’s own goal to cancel out Milner’s strike would spark United on to a win, was disappointed to lose and felt City’s opener should not have counted because Carlos Tevez was stood in an offside position and blocking keeper David De Gea’s view.
However, with United still leading the Premier League by 12 points from City, the Scot now expects his side to get back to winning ways at Stoke on Sunday and wrap up their 20th championship crown at the first available opportunity.
“If you look at the history of our club, we always make it difficult for ourselves,” said Ferguson.
“We have our supporters hanging on the edge of their seats every year.
“We have a 12-point lead but we won’t be taking anything for granted.
“The plus point from this is that we only have seven games left now. As each game goes along you whittle them down.
“We have Stoke on Sunday. The support will be great and we will have a go. We have to kick on now.”
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