Goal difference defeat 'is Fergie's nightmare'
Gary Neville says losing the Premier League title on goal difference to City would be Sir Alex Ferguson's "worst nightmare" come true.
Monday night's 1-0 defeat at the Etihad, courtesy of Vincent Kompany's header, left the Red Devils second behind City, level on points but eight goals back from their rivals. Former Old Trafford defender turned TV pundit Neville told Sky Sports: "I know - I've been in that changing room for 20 years - it's his worst nightmare. Losing a championship on goal difference is what he always talks about, every single season. "In January, in February, in March, whatever month it is going for a championship, he will say if you're 1-0, 2-0 up, 'score three, score four'. You never know whether it's going to get to goal difference. "And you look at games like Fulham at home 1-0, QPR at home 2-0, and it's these sort of things you look back at during a season and think, 'we could we have done more'. "It is his worst nightmare."