United boss is adamant that his team will return stronger next year.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has congratulated Carlo Ancelotti and Chelsea for winning the Premier League this season.
Even though United cruised to a 4-0 win over Stoke City, but Chelsea’s 8-0 thrashing of Wigan Athletic gave the Blues the title and ended the Red Devils’ hopes of winning a fourth consecutive league championship. Ferguson has applauded Ancelotti and his team on a great achievement, but insists that United will come back stronger next year.
“This is the hardest league in the world to win and we applaud Chelsea for winning it,” Ferguson told The Sun.
“We have won it the last three years so we know how hard it is. So I congratulate Carlo who is a good manager and a good guy. Of course we’ll be back next year – that is what Manchester United do.
“Next year we will go again and try and bring back the title to the best place in the world.”
Even though United narrowly missed out on a record 19th league title this season, Ferguson still considers his side’s Champions League quarter-final exit at the hands of Bayern Munich as the Red Devils’ biggest disappointment of the season.
“I look at the European Cup and that was a big disappointment. We should have been in the final because we were the better team and just did not have the luck on the night.”
Ferguson has no trouble expecting the best out of his United team every season, even though the Premier League has become more difficult to win.
“It is a tougher and more competitive league nowadays and it is not easy to impose the kind of football we all want to see against every opposing team.
“There is a great expectancy at Manchester United. I have no problem with that demand, but we should remember that when I arrived at Old Trafford, Liverpool were winning the championship on a regular basis while we had gone 20 years without the title. We changed all that.”
ok.. despite having such thrilling season.. at the end chelsea ended as winners. congratulations to the blues fans. they played really well under ancelotti. next season the devils will come back stronger. so the top three goes to chelsea, manchester united and arsenal. spurs made the fourth place to allow them to be in the Champions League play-off next season. Man City did quite well this season but not good enough to grab the fourth place. surprisingly, liverpool ended seventh place. perhaps this would be rafa’s last season. on the other end, hull, burnley and portsmouth are relegated. they fought well especially burnley but it wasn’t enough. good luck in coming back to premier league next season!
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