But Sir Alex has been here before. A veteran of numerous title races, he isn’t ready to rest on his laurels and knows his United side must continue to battle until the final game if they are to retain their Premier League title.
The Manchester United boss said:
“We know how quickly football can turn on you and bite you.
“You can look at all the fixtures and say all those teams are fighting for their lives. And they are the kind of games you know will be tight.
Dillegence begins tomorrow at Ewood Park, a place that has been somewhat of a bogey ground for us in the past few years.
“The game at Blackburn has always been a difficult match.
“It is a local derby and tends to be a bit feisty.
“Last season we were lucky enough to come back from a goal down to win the league.
“But it will be a very difficult game. That is the way it is going to be from now until the end of the season.”