24 Apr 2013

Current United side ranks alongside others says Sir Alex

7:16 am on 24 April 2013

Having won a record-extending 20th English football title, manager Sir Alex Fergusson says his current Manchester United side is a match for any of the previous editions that have rolled off the Old Trafford production line.

After beating Aston Villa 3-0 to secure the title with four games remaining in the season, the next target is to reach 96 points, one more than the Premier League points record set by Chelsea in the 2004-05.

United have won 13 Premier League titles under Ferguson, who has now collected 49 club trophies in his long managerial career.

After the close conclusion to last season when neighbours Manchester City took the title with virtually the last kick of the campaign, Ferguson is revelling in his latest success.

But Manchester City manger Roberto Mancini refuses to acknowledge that United are better than his side, though he concedes they deserve to win the title.