London: Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has ordered his players to go for the jugular and kill off their title rivals Manchester City once and for all.
United have raced into a six-point lead at the top of the Premier League table but Fergie is taking nothing for granted after last season.
“The issue for us now is to make sure we don’t do anything silly, maintain our form and win the games. Our situation now is to win another game and if we win that we try to win the next one. What the points total is at the moment doesn’t mean a thing to me,” the Daily Star quoted Fergie, as saying.
The United manager was left traumatised after watching United blow an eight-point lead with six games remaining to hand the title to Manchester City on goal difference.
However, he is determined to avoid a repeat this time around and knows United can turn the screw with a successful run of wins over the hectic Christmas schedule.
“The memory of losing the lead against Everton last season is the best one. Manchester United should never surrender two goals in seven minutes and that’s what threw the league away for us. We were 4-2 up with seven minutes left against Everton and drawing 4-4 was crazy,” he said.
“It’s winning the next game that will mean more to me and the next game and the next game and the next game,” he added.