Sir Alex Ferguson: Man United have a job to do at Stoke
Sir Alex Ferguson warns Manchester United to expect a difficult afternoon when they travel to Stoke City in search of a win on
Sir Alex Ferguson has warned his Manchester United side about the size of the task that awaits them at Stoke City on Sunday.
The Red Devils’ defeat by Manchester City in Monday night’s derby allowed United’s neigbours to close the gap back to 12 points with seven games left to play.
Despite that defeat, Manchester United are still in pole position to claim their 20th top-flight title – but Ferguson insists that there is no room for complacency ahead of the trip to the Britannia Stadium.
“We have a job to do,” said Ferguson, who also confirmed that Ashley Young is out for two weeks due to injury.
“The incentives are there for ourselves in the sense that we’ve only got seven games left.
“The challenge is there for Stoke as well. I don’t think they will go down but, nonetheless, they’re in a precarious situation because, down the bottom of that league, you don’t pick up a lot of points. I think they’ll get enough to get out.
“I don’t think we should look at our position in terms of being 12 points clear. What matters is winning on Sunday and we need to do that.
“As we always do, we should just try to do our best. We have a job to do on Sunday and we need to do it.”