City a century behind Reds - Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson has warned rivals Manchester City it will take them a century to match Manchester United's illustrious record.
The Red Devils' chief was left disappointed after his side won 1-0 at Sunderland on Sunday, but lost the Premier League title on goal difference to City, who came from 2-1 down to win 3-2 against ten man QPR at the Etihad Stadium thanks to injury time goals from Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero. And, while Ferguson did congratulate his City counterpart and their neighbours for securing a first title since 1968, he could not help remind them of how far they will have to go to be considered a club of the same stature as United. Ferguson said: "We congratulate Manchester City. Anyone who wins the league deserves to win it because it's a very, very difficult league to win. "We know that because, as we've experienced today, we've lost on goal difference. "They (City) can go on as much as they like. That's what you would expect, but the history of our club stands us aside. "We don't need to worry about that. I think we have a rich history, better than anyone, and it will take them a century to get to our level of history. "But for us it's still a challenge and we're good at challenges. We'll kick on from here."