Ferguson sets 84 point target

The Scot believes that 84 points should be enough to claim the title this year, and believes that his team face a tough challenge to regain the trophy.

“We are going to find that in the run-in there are going to be some interesting games for Manchester United. We have a little lead but that can vanish overnight.

“Manchester City are in a challenging position in that top four. . Chelsea, Arsenal, ourselves and Tottenham, we are all in there battling.

“Our job is to retain that consistency and relish what we are going to experience. This is a great time to play football knowing you have an opportunity to win the league.”