Last Updated: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:50
Sir Alex Ferguson claims Manchester United's five-point lead after the 2-0 win at Blackburn is irrelevant with seven games remaining.
The Red Devils' chief was delighted with his side's latest hard-fought victory against Steve Kean's struggling Rovers at Ewood Park as they had to wait until the final 10 minutes to secure the three points thanks to goals from Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young.
And, while Ferguson praised the patience of his players in getting the win, he feels it is still too early to talk about winning the title given that there are 21 points left to play for this season.
Instead the veteran Scot just wants United to focus on defeating QPR at Old Trafford this weekend, which will take them eight points clear of title rivals Manchester City who play Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium later on Sunday.
On the game, speaking to Sky Sports afterwards, Ferguson said: "It was a long night, wasn't it? We just had to persevere and persevere, and in the end we got our reward for it.
"Coming so late in the game, [Valencia's opener] is important because it typifies the history of the club in a way. There was amazing power in the shot. It could've been a cross, could've been a shot. It doesn't matter."
He added: "We've still got seven games left and my experience of these situations is that it doesn't matter what the points total is at the moment; what is really important is trying to win Sunday's game.
"We've scored more goals now and that's a big step forward for us. From a deficit of about eighteen, it's now only one. It could come to goal difference, who knows? Now we've scored more goals than City, it's significant. We look as if we can score."
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