Sir Alex Ferguson insists Manchester United will not take it easy after clinching 19th Premier League title

May 15, 2011 | In: Articles

Sir Alex Ferguson insists Manchester United will not take anything for granted after winning their 19th Premier League title, overtaking Liverpool as most successful team in England, and also underlined Manchester City’s potential title challenge next season.

The Scot was doused with champagne after United’s 1-1 draw with Blackburn which provided his team with the single point they needed to become champions.

But despite the mood of celebration, Ferguson insisted the team would not be resting on its laurels after this season’s success.

Ferguson told MUTV: “I will not be taking it easy because we have won the title.

“The ambition of the club doesn’t alter. It doesn’t go away. That is the responsibility as manager of Manchester United.

“You always expect Liverpool to challenge us. You always expect Manchester City to challenge us.

“The great thing about us is that we accept challenges. It doesn’t matter where it comes from. Our job is to get better and we will try to be better next year.”

Ferguson also confirmed that Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley and Mame Biram Diouf will make their comeback to Manchester United after being out to Sunderland, Wigan and Blackburn on loan.

“Every young player that comes to the club gets ingrained with the fabric of it” he added.

“It is a first medal for Chris Smalling, Darron Gibson and Javier Hernandez. That is a wonderful experience for them. They are the future.”

United will face Blackpool at home on the final day of the season where they will be awarded the Premier League trophy before taking on Barcelona the following week.

He said: “We can enjoy the final now. Let’s hope we lift the European Cup.”

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