Sir Alex Ferguson saluted his Manchester United stars last night after they opened up a 15 point lead.
But Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini was not impressed and branded his title rivals as “lucky”.
Ferguson danced for joy as veteran Ryan Giggs’ 80th minute strike sealed a 2-0 win over QPR at Loftus Road after Rafael had opened the scoring with a goal of the season contender.
But despite a formidable lead which sees Ferguson closing in on his 13th Premier League crown, City chief Mancini risked derision by belittling United’s title charge.
Mancini believes the 15 point gap is an unfair reflection of the difference between the two sides.