starting to look nervously over their shoulders as so many of the strugglers start to pick up vital points.
"I think Villa are probably safe but you never know," opined Sir Alex. "They are six points clear with five games left, so they can't be dead sure. As they were against Liverpool and Stoke, they will be very determined.
"After Sunday - hopefully we win - we have four games left. Eventually, you whittle them all away and you are left with none. Hopefully, we will achieve what we want to achieve."