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David McDonnell writes in the Mirror...
United boss claims title isn't won yet
Sir Alex Ferguson has told his Manchester United players to show their ruthless streak and continue their remorseless march to the title in Monday's derby. Champions-elect United can extend their commanding lead over Manchester City to 18 points with victory at Old Trafford and all but snatch the title back from ther local rivals. Although United are so far ahead they can afford the luxury of dropping points, Ferguson does not want any let-up from his players when they face Roberto Mancini's side. Ferguson knows City will be desperate to beat United and disrupt their title charge, but the United boss is in no mood to give Mancini's men the slightest glimmer of hope. "The important thing is to win Monday's game," said Ferguson. "It's a big game for City as well. They'll want to come and derail us for a spell. I can understand their motivation. We'd probably be the same. But we're at home, our consistency in the league is there for all to see and I expect us to perform really well."
The Manchester Evening News claims that "United have drafted in an acoustic engineer to improve the atmosphere at Old Trafford." The M.E.N. says a "sound specialist" attended the Liverpool match in January and will monitor noise levels at another game before the end of the season before delivering findings to the club.