Ferguson asks Man U players to start firing up to grab title

London: Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has asked his players to start firing up to grab another Premier League title.

United have stumbled to the top of the table as Chelsea and Arsenal keep slipping up.

"We need to start kicking on and trying to close the door. We`ve given away a lot of silly goals and until we get that right we`ll continue to be inconsistent in terms of our form away from home," The Sun quoted Ferguson, as saying.

United have conceded 10 goals away from home, more than anyone else in the top four and thrown away points.

Ferguson knows how dear those slip-ups could prove after losing the league by a point last season.

"Obviously we were disappointed not to win the league last season. We lost it by a point and I look back on the defeat to Chelsea at Old Trafford as the decisive game. Although I think we still look at the Blackburn game at Ewood Park as a big disappointment as well.

"If we`d have won that we would have won the league," Ferguson said.

Bureau Report