Wes Brown and Michael Carrick have revealed that winning the league would be the perfect present for Sir Alex Ferguson.
The boss is driving United towards a record 19th top-flight success, a figure that would eclipse Liverpool's tally, and the players are keen to see the manager achieve his long-standing ambition of toppling the Merseysiders.
Experience usually proves crucial at this stage of the season and Sir Alex's wise handling of the squad is a trump card for the Reds as his team bid to fend off challenges from Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City.
"It would be amazing for the players and a great feeling for fans," Brown replied when asked by Inside United about the prospect of winning number 19.
"But, for me personally, I'd be really pleased for the manager. For him to take us past their record would be brilliant."
Carrick, meanwhile, accepts that a landmark trophy success would outshine his other title triumphs.
"This one would definitely be pretty special," he admitted. "The others are special in their own right, but for everyone at the club and the fans this
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