Manchester United’s acting captain was worried about the match against Aston Villa being billed as a title decider. He felt that even if United went on to win the match, the race to win the title would go right down to the wire.
Steve Bruce said “It would be nice to say that if we beat Villa we would win the league. But that’s far from the case. Everyone wrote off Norwich a few weeks ago, but they beat Sheffield United in midweek while we lost, and Villa slipped up by only drawing with Spurs. Now Norwich are back in the hunt and can’t be ruled out.”
Alex Ferguson said “You can talk all day about the pros and cons of this match. We are level on points and the results mean so much to both sides.”