Nani refuses to surrender

Van der Sar does not hold a grudge against Liverpool

Nani: Fighting talk

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Manchester United winger Nani insists he and his team-mates will never give up in the Premier League title race.

The Portuguese has emerged as an important part of Sir Alex Ferguson's side in the second half of the season and he scored the winner at Sunderland on Sunday.

Three points at the Stadium of Light kept alive United's hopes of overhauling Chelsea, who cruised to victory over Liverpool earlier in the day, with one match to play.

Their Stamford Bridge rivals are strong favourites to lift a first title since 2006, but Nani is adamant United will not be throwing in the towel ahead of respective last games against Wigan and Stoke.


He said in The Sun: "We've still a chance of stealing the league title and we will fight until the end.

"You never know what's going to happen in football. We just have to wait and see and win our game against Stoke."

Nani added: "I'm happy because I've scored a few goals and done well for the team recently.

"I hope to maintain my form and keep scoring. At Sunderland, we had a lot of chances throughout the game but didn't take enough of them.

"It was a difficult match - they played some good stuff and wanted to do well against us - so we're happy with the result."


Liverpool have been the subject of criticism for the manner in which they rolled over against Chelsea at Anfield in a 2-0 defeat, with Steven Gerrard gifting the first goal through a misjudged back-pass.

But veteran goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar does not hold a grudge against United's bitter North West rivals, who lost on away goals in extra time to Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday.

He said: "You hope, but you don't really expect, anyone else to do you any favours.

"Even if they had tried really hard, I think Liverpool had a gruesome two weeks, played a lot of games and they picked up a couple of injuries.

"It's not their fault we might not win the title this season. That's happened over the course of the year and some breaks we didn't get and Chelsea got, especially in the last couple of weeks."