Manchester United managed to extend their lead at the top of the table to 15 points following the 1-0 win over Reading during the weekend.
Due to the fact that there are only a handful of games remaining in the league campaign, there has been suggestions that United may become complacent due to this huge advantage. However, the manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that the club will not repeat the mistakes of the last season. United managed to throw away an eight point advantage last season, as they lost the title on the final day on goal difference.
There are only nine matches left in the campaign, but Ferguson has said that they will be treating all the remaining nine matches with the most importance. He has reminded his players that they will not be getting any medals if they are complacent. He has also said that the 15 point advantage is not something that has been created overnight, but it reflects the dominance United have had in the league for the past six months. The same sentiments were echoed by the United captain Nemanja Vidic. He has recalled how United lost the title last season, and how it has had a huge effect on them this season.
“You don’t get points or medals for being complacent and we won’t be. Most of the time we have been playing well this season, but the 15 points we are ahead isn’t a reflection of the performance today, it’s from the previous six months really. The problem we have is a lot of the players are away on international duty and will play two games. Then they come back and have a lunchtime game against Sunderland and then a Monday lunchtime game against Chelsea,” said Ferguson, whose team was recently knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid.