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United have title in sights: Ferguson

Alex Ferguson admits the destiny of the Premier League title is in Manchester United’s hands after they opened up a commanding 12-point lead over Manchester City with a 2-0 win against Everton.

The result was a convincing win at Old Trafford and Ferguson acknowledged United are in pole position to regain the title with 12 games to play, although he refused to completely write off City.

‘I was going to make seven changes, but when I got the City result I thought this would be a more important game for us,’ said Ferguson.

‘It would give us a comfortable lead and we could make changes later on in the season.

‘Realistically we knew if we got a result it would put us in a fantastic position.

‘Now, we look at the next game and win the next game. That is the only thing we can do, then win the next game. That is all we should think about. ‘We have to win our games anyway it doesn’t matter what happened to City on Saturday. That is the way we should look at it. I’ve said it for weeks -- concentrate on our own game and we’ll be okay.’

Ferguson also paid tribute to veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs as the 39-year-old continued to re-write the Premier League record books. ‘I think all the superlatives have been used and he doesn’t need any because his legacy lives on,’ said Fergie. ‘He’s just a fantastic human being. It’s wonderful to see. him play.’
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