"What does winning 1-0 mean? It means championship form," Sir Alex told MUTV. "Winning 1-0 tells you we are determined, we're going to defend, do the right things and play as a team."
Here we recall 12 classic United wins by the same scoreline, one from each of the Premier League-winning campaigns.
1992/93 - 12 April 1993, Coventry 0-1 United, Highfield Road (Irwin)
Fatigue was a factor when the Reds went to Coventry on the back of a tough 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday - the match when Steve Bruce scored a vital brace. A defender came to the fore again at Highfield Road when Denis Irwin grabbed a much-needed goal from long range, to keep United on course for a first league title in 26 years.
1993/94 - 30 March 1994, United 1-0 Liverpool, Old Trafford (Ince)
In what was the Reds' eighth game in March, United bounced back from losing the League Cup final to Aston Villa three days earlier with a win over arch-rivals Liverpool. Paul Ince met Lee Sharpe's corner at the near post to head home and take the champions six points clear of Blackburn Rovers, a lead that was extended to eight by the season's end.
1995/96 - 4 March 1996, Newcastle 0-1 United, St James’ Park (Cantona)
Probably the most important 1-0 victory in the Reds' recent history. Sir Alex's side went to the North East needing to claw back a four-point deficit and cut Newcastle's lead to one with a far-post strike from Eric Cantona. The win deflated the hosts and gave United the necessary belief to finish the season strongly and overtake the Magpies in a stunning run-in.