Ferguson plotting to depose Liverpool from list of all time greats

May 17th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Alex Ferguson London, May 17 (ANI): Sir Alex Ferguson has set his sights on establishing Manchester United as the most successful team in the history of English football after winning 18 titles — the same number as Liverpool.

Ferguson and his team will be going for a fourth consecutive Premier League crown next season after a tepid stalemate ensured they repelled Liverpool’s challenge with a game still remaining.

The Manchester United boss is plotting to officially depose Liverpool in the list of all-time greats by clinching title No.19 next year.

Asked if it felt special to have equalled Liverpool’s record, Ferguson declared: “It will become a lot more special when we have got in front of them. And that’s what we will be aiming for next year. We are going for it again.”

“They were the greatest team in the land when I arrived. But we have built slowly and now we will go again,” The Sun quoted him, as saying.

Ferguson’s avowed intention when he came south to Old Trafford 23 years ago was to “knock Liverpool off their perch.”

“I never thought I could get this many titles, never in a million years. The aim was to win the first one and see where that took us. And we progressed so quickly after that.”

“I am not contemplating retiring, that’s the thing. I am not thinking about it. I’ll carry on and stay, as a manager and my health will tell me when to quit. Let’s pray my health is good in five years,” he said. (ANI)

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