Sir Alex Ferguson was an Arsenal supporter on Sunday afternoon, although the Gunners were unable to stop Manchester City winning a pulsating clash, meaning that United stay two points behind their arch-rivals in the table.
The Red Devils were comfortable 2-0 winners against QPR earlier in the day, with Ferguson frustrated that his team didn’t score more goals during the match, although the Scot is now hoping that his team can get ahead of City by the end of the year.
Ferguson said: “The important thing is to be there on New Year’s Day.
“If you’re involved right at the top part then you know the second half of the season, we’ll relish that.”
Nevertheless, the United manager was left ruing a chance to bolster the goal difference.
“If you said before the game, ‘Would you take 2-0?’, of course we would,” he said.
“But on the evidence of today, we should’ve scored a lot of goals.
“Queens Park Rangers in their home games have been a real problem to a lot of teams.
“But we kept them quiet for most of the game and we played some terrific football at times, and I’m pleased with that.”