We won’t take title for granted: Welbeck
MANCHESTER - Agence France-Presse
Manchester United’s Welbeck says the title race is far from being over.Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck insists his side will not become complacent after establishing a commanding lead in the Premier League title race.
United’s dramatic 3-2 victory over second-placed Manchester City last week, when Robin van Persie’s stoppage winner settled an absorbing derby at Eastlands, saw Alex Ferguson’s side go six points clear at the summit.
The pulsating win ended City’s unbeaten run in the league this season and inflicted a first home league defeat on the champions since December 2010.
With City facing a tricky game at Newcastle, United could extend its lead further if it overcomes struggling Sunderland at Old Trafford on Dec. 15.
And United’s Welbeck is confident his teammates won’t rest on their laurels ahead of a busy festive programmme.
“Games come thick and fast and it’s important if you’re picking up the pace over Christmas,” said Welbeck. “It’s a vital period and a time all the boys look forward to.
“It was satisfying to win last weekend. To go six points clear and to do it in a Manchester derby was a great boost for us. We won’t be too complacent, though. Every single point counts.” United have won their last four league games since losing 1-0 at Norwich on November 17. And England winger Ashley Young is determined that Ferguson’s team extend their winning run through the Christmas schedule.
“There are so many games and if you can get momentum you can take that into the new year,” Young said.