Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has set his sights on the Champions League final after earned his 10th league title.
United secured a 2-0 win at Wigan Athletic – a win that ensured United retained their Premiershp title, and set up a Champions League showdown against Chelsea in ten days time.
“We are bouncing into that final now,” Ferguson said. “If we’d lost the title it would have been different.
“If this team goes on now and wins the European Cup, it will be my best ever.”
Cristiao Ronaldo opened the scoring for United before Ryan Giggs, on the day he equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s club record of 758 appearances for United, added a second.
And Giggs said he was confident United could go on to win Ferguson a second European Cup to add to the one the team won in 1999.
“We have a really solid base here, starting with the likes of Edwin (van der Sar) and Rio (Ferdinand) at the back, plus players who can damage teams and score goals,” said the Welshman.
“Next week we’ll be ready for Moscow. We need to make the most of the occasion as they don’t come around very often and hopefully we’ll win the Champions League.”
Ferguson said it was fitting that Giggs scored the goal that put the seal on the title and allowed the celebrations to get under way at the JJB Stadium.
“It was a tough one all right. For most of the game we played well but there were some nervous moments,” Ferguson said.
“I was pleased with that second goal. It makes it 10 (title medals) today for Ryan Giggs which is fantastic.
“I think we have deserved to win the title this season. Trophies mean a lot to me.
“It was always going to a be a bit nervous for us until we got the second goal.
“I’m obviously very proud to equal the record of someone like Sir Bobby Charlton, who has been watching me develop at the club since I was 14 years old.
“It means a lot as he is probably the best player in the history of the club.”
Ferguson believes his team can now go on to break Liverpool’s record of 18 league titles.
“I think it will come – this side is young. There is plenty left in them,” he said.
“I said before the game that I am not bothered about records. This is what it is about, championships and trophies.
“I am at a great club which makes it easier for me than the rest.”