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06/02/2013 09:06, Report by Ben Hibbs

Sir Alex's title mission

Sir Alex Ferguson says his players are showing “great appetite” to deliver on a strong Barclays Premier League campaign so far and reclaim the title, but the Reds boss says there is still plenty of hard work ahead.

The current nine-point gap at the top of the table is convincing evidence of United’s focus on domestic duties, and the challenge Sir Alex is conveying to his players is of capitalising on the current situation.

“You hope that the players realise that the league is there for them [to win],” the boss tells this month’s issue of Inside United, on sale now.

“It’s obviously a big challenge and we’ve got the FA Cup and the Champions League as well, and managing the squad is going to be important when it comes to picking the right teams. That’s down to myself and the staff.

“It’s always an important time. The players have shown great appetite for it – they showed that against Tottenham in the way they fought like hell to get a result and were unlucky it went against them at the end. But we’re definitely in the right shape.”

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“You hope that the players realise that the league is there for them [to win]. The players have shown great appetite for it. We’re definitely in the right shape.”

- Sir Alex Ferguson

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