United striker Danny Welbeck thinks his side need to concentrate until the last game of the season despite a 12 point lead.
After Manchester United’s somewhat surprising home defeat to local rivals Manchester City on Monday, Red Devils striker Danny Welbeck believes his team cannot afford to be complacent.
United still hold a 12 point lead over City despite the 1-2 loss and with only seven games remaining a record 20th league title looks as good as won.
However, Welbeck has urged his side not to make the same mistake that they did last year when United allowed City to snatch the trophy from them, even though with six matches left they led their rivals by eight points.
“What happened last season shows that every single game, every single point and every single goal is crucial,” the 22-year-old was quoted on The Sport Review.
“What happened has given us the motivation to improve and it has reminded us there can be no complacency.”
The Citizens won the title last season in one of the most dramatic endings ever seen in a league campaign, when Sergio Aguero’s injury time winner handed the crown to City on goal difference.
United’s young striker was part of the squad that experienced heartbreak right at the last moment when they were told the news that the title was going to the blue half of Manchester.
It is two seasons running now that the Red Devils have lost at home to their rivals, but although last year’s 1-6 drubbing was a humiliation, Monday night’s defeat has been seen as more of a minor setback on their inevitable march to success.