“I said to him he must have closed his eyes!” Sir Alex joked. “He’s had an absolutely magnificent season: he’s got three goals for us and he’s maturing all the time. He had a fantastic day.”
With 11 games to go, United are 15 points clear, at least temporarily as second-placed Manchester City face Chelsea on Sunday. But Sir Alex is remaining focused.
“It’s a good position but the way we approach it is to win our next game – it’s the best way to do it. So we’ll carry on doing that,” he added.