30 Dec 2012

Ferguson believes United are halfway to Premier League title

7:42 pm on 30 December 2012

The Manchester United football manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes United are "halfway" to wrestling the Premier League title from Manchester City's grip after Robin van Persie scored late on, to seal a 2-nil win over West Bromwich Albion this morning.

United go into Tuesday's visit to Wigan Athletic leading the Premier League by seven points from defending champions Manchester City, and with van Persie having scored 33 club goals for Arsenal and Ferguson's team in the year 2012.

His last-minute effort in the win against West Brom was his 14th Premier League strike since moving to Old Trafford in the close season and his 17th for United in all competitions.

Sir Alex says van Persie changed the game for them and says United are halfway towards completing their goal of winning the premiership but the veteran manager says it's important they don't rest on their laurels.