London, Mar 2(ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has sarcastically refuted Roberto Mancini’s claim that the Red Devils are lucky to be 12 points ahead of Man City, saying its actually the other way round.
Mancini had claimed United were fortunate to have such a commanding lead and put it down to the luck of scoring late on in games, but Fergie turned the tables on the Italian with a sarcastic riposte, saying actually the former Inter Milan boss was lucky City themselves were not further behind, the Daily Mirror reports.
Fergie said Mancini is lucky they are only 12 points behind, adding scoring late goals isn’t lucky, and they have only been doing it for 25 years, branding it as a terrible habit.
The Scot also told his players there must be no let-up in the title race and wants them to hammer home their advantage.
Having lost the title on goal difference to City on the final day of last season, Ferguson wants to clinch the league by a big margin to put the noisy neighbours firmly in their place.
Although all eyes are on United’s decisive Champions League clash with Real Madrid on Tuesday at Old Trafford, Ferguson has urged his players to open up a 15-point lead on City with victory over Norwich on Saturday. (ANI)