Ferguson said: “We have been throwing away lots of chances recently and this was another example of that. It’s something I’ve spoken about with the players over the last few days.
“I’m not so sure Chelsea are on a charge. They got a fantastic win where they’ve clawed it out of nothing (at Everton).
“We’ve got to put on a charge of our own, which is the stuff champions are made of, and we’ve shown we can do that.
“The Championship race wasn’t going to be decided in December but I’m happy with the form of the team and we’re playing well.”