Sir Alex Ferguson targets ‘three more years’ at Manchester United

Manchester United manager, 70, is keen to remain in charge at Old Trafford for at least another three years

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Sir Alex Ferguson's side are joint top of the Premier League Photo: The Sport Review

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Sir Alex Ferguson has declared he wants to remain as Manchester United manager for at least another three years as he celebrates his 70th birthday.

The United boss, who has guided the Red Devils to 12 league titles, five FA Cups and two Champions League successes, told MUTV: “I think I’ve got three years at the club.

“As long as my health stays up, and as long as I’m still enjoying it and still getting the satisfaction of the team doing its best.”

Ferguson, who turned 70 on Saturday, celebrated 25 years in charge of United in November – but he insists he remains hungry for success at Old Trafford.

He continued: “There are new players that have come in, like [Phil] Jones, [Chris] Smalling, Ashley Young, [Danny] Welbeck – and they haven’t won any league medals yet.

“We have to continue the dominance of winning leagues and, without question, winning a European Cup is important at this club. We should have been in at least another three finals.

“But you can’t be greedy, I suppose, and having won two in my time is an achievement. They were special, it was terrific to win them. I think I’d be very keen to do that [again].”

United are level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table, and Ferguson hailed his side’s response following their 6-1 defeat at the hands of Roberto Mancini’s men earlier in the season.

“You don’t win every time,” he said. “People maybe say we’re great winners and all that type of thing, but I think we’re great losers. You know why? Because we don’t let it happen too many times and we’ve a certain attitude about that.

“The players help in that respect. They address the situation. We’ve had three major defeats this season and we’ve responded. That tells you they don’t like losing. Losing those games had impact in terms of the criticism we received. We responded, and that is Manchester United.”

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