Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has warned his side that they cannot afford to take anything for granted despite their substantial lead at the top of the Premier League table.
After losing the title race last season, the Red Devils have bounced back in supreme manner this time around, sweeping everyone before them and now look almost guaranteed to win their 20th league championship. Indeedmany football betting news sites have already paid out on United winning the league once more.
However, they also found themselves in a similar situation this stage last year, only to lose form and eventually finish second behind bitter rivals Manchester City, following a dramatic last few weeks of the campaign.
Part of their problem last term was their lack of goals but they are currently the league’s top scorers charts, with summer signing Robin van Persie leading the way with 19 strikes.
He’s not been the only one on target though and Saturday saw goals from two unlikely sources, as Rafael and Ryan Giggs found the net to seal a 2-0 win away at bottom club Queens Park Rangers.
This moved them further clear at the top of the table but with 11 games left, there is still plenty of football to play, especially when you take into account that they are still to face nearest rivals City for a second time this season. Even if punters who bet on premier league markets have made their minds up.
Ferguson has now urged his players not to rest on their laurels and says they must continue to take things one game at a time.
"We're in a better position today (Saturday) than we were yesterday," the veteran boss told reporters.
"It's one game less and it's really important and the way we can approach it is by winning the next game and then trying to win the next game and seeing where it takes us."