London: Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has revealed that club manager Sir Alex Ferguson has asked players to win the remaining ten games, to win the Premier League comfortably before the last game of the season.
“Mr. Ferguson has insisted just one point could be decisive and we want to keep our destiny in our own hands. Success is down to us and we cannot fail,” The Sun quoted Ferguson, as saying.
“We have spoken in the dressing room and the numbers are clear. We want to win all our matches and try to make sure we clinch the title before the last day,” he said.
United will go four points ahead of City if they beat struggling Wolves on Sunday, while their closest rivals City will have to wait until Wednesday to play Chelsea.
There is every possibility that the Manchester derby will be the title decider when United will bid to take vengeance of the 6-1 hammering at Old Trafford on October 23.
De Gea said the players aren’t thinking of the Manchester derby yet, and their sole focus lies on beating Wolves.
“We are not thinking about the derby, only Wolves, because we are playing for the title in every game,” De Gea said.
“Each match is like a final, especially against teams fighting to avoid relegation, so Wolves will be difficult. It is now our duty to maintain our lead in the Premier League until the end,” he added.
De Gea said winning the Premier League title would help United forget their disappointing performances in other competitions.
“Winning the title will help us forget the bitter taste of defeat in the other competitions so, from this weekend onwards, I want the fans to see the very best version of United,” he said.