Alex Ferguson & Ryan Giggs eye historic Man Utd title
Giggs salutes Man Utd fighting spirit
Sir Alex Ferguson and Ryan Giggs voiced their joy as Manchester United moved to the brink of becoming the most successful team in domestic history.
United need one point to move clear of Liverpool with 19 title triumphs having beaten Chelsea 2-1 on Sunday.
"To be the most successful team is fantastic," said Ferguson, who insisted they will get the point they need.
Giggs added: "It is a great achievement by the team and manager to overhaul our nearest rivals during the 70s and 80s."
Giggs, who like Ferguson will collect a 12th Premier League title if United get at least a draw from either of their remaining two league fixtures added: "Fifteen, 20 years ago you would never have thought it."
"Knowing the players they won't muck it up," said Ferguson. "They will get a point there's no doubt about that.
It took time to get the foundations of the club right and after we got the first title we improved, improved and improved
Sir Alex Ferguson
"I would not have believed it [the current level of success].
"The minute we won that first title in 1993 the door opened, and we've been involved in the first two all throughout that period - it's a fantastic achievement.
"For the last 17 or 18 years it's been Arsenal and Chelsea as our nearest challengers, and the last few years it's been Chelsea. Arsenal made a great attempt this year but them
losing [at Stoke]
has finalised it.
"It took time to get the foundations of the club right and after we got the first title we improved, improved and improved."
Ferguson's side had plenty of chances in the first half to make the winning margin more handsome before Frank Lampard got a goal back for Chelsea in the 68th minute.
"We do it all the time. We could have scored about six in the second half. You expect a tough game against Chelsea and we got that," added the Scot.
"We got a great start. It was a good team performance. When we gave the ball away for their goal the fans helped us by playing their part. Credit to the players because they deserved it."
"In the first minute we lost it [the game]," he said. "We started so badly, it was difficult after that to come back and win.
"The second half was better but in general United played better and deserved to win. We took a lot of time to clear our heads [after their first goal] because we didn't want to start the game by conceding a goal.
"United were really strong so it was difficult to come back."
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