Thursday, 22 March 2012

Ferguson not betting carried away

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson refused to get carried away despite watching his side extend their lead at the top with a 5-0 demolition of Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.

Jonny Evans gave United a first-half lead with his first goal for the club before the wheels came off for struggling Wolves. Ronald Zubar saw red for two yellow cards and United took advantage in a ruthless spell either side of the break.

Antonio Valencia finished off a flowing counter-attack to double United's lead before England striker Danny Welbeck left Wolves with an impossible task with a third on the brink of half-time and those looking at will not have been expecting a comeback.

It was a case of damage limitation for the hosts after the break against rampant opposition and they were perhaps relieved with only two further concessions. Javier Hernandez bagged a brace to complete Wolves' misery.

"The scoreline makes it look comprehensive, it wasn't really, but our finishing was good. The number of goals could be significant by the end of the season," said Ferguson.

The victory strengthened United's position at the top ahead of Manchester City's crunch clash against Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. City go into the game four points behind their rivals and under pressure and those looking at the Bet Victor Betting need to bear this in mind.

Ferguson is anticipating a tough contest but believes United must concentrate on their own form rather than rely on results elsewhere.

"It's a difficult game for both teams and Chelsea are battling to be in the top four and have maybe come back to form," added Ferguson.

"It's important to look at ourselves. We try to win our games and hopefully it takes us to where we want to be."

Despite downplaying the importance of the match, the experienced boss will be well aware a Chelsea victory would leave the destiny of the title in United's hands.