Sir Alex senses title is en route to Old Trafford

MANCHESTER United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes a record-breaking 20th Premiership crown is on its way to Old Trafford after yesterday’s 2-0 win over Everton moved his side 12 points clear at the top with 12 games to go.

Goals from Ryan Giggs and Robin van Persie ensured United capitalised on Manchester City’s shock 3-1 defeat at Southampton on Saturday. And while the United manager refuses to write off second-placed City’s title tilt he believes the silverware is now within his side’s sights.

“The result has put us in a fantastic position,” Ferguson said.

“When we got to the last 15 minutes we showed a steely determination to see it out. All we can do now is keep winning.”