Fergie aware of Wolves threat

Red Devils taking nothing for granted ahead of trip to Molineux

Sir Alex Ferguson: Taking nothing for granted ahead of a weekend trip to Molineux

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Sir Alex Ferguson says there is no chance of Manchester United taking Wolves lightly, with the Red Devils looking to edge clear in the Premier League title race.

The reigning champions head to Molineux on Sunday knowing that an eighth victory in their last nine outings would see them pull four points clear at the top of the table.

As if that is not enough incentive, United are also looking to provide a positive response to their shock European exit in midweek.

A trip to face a side struggling at the wrong end of the table would appear to offer the Red Devils a perfect opportunity to repair any dented confidence, but Ferguson insists there is no room for complacency in the Old Trafford camp.

United went to Wolves last season with the two clubs sat at opposing ends of the division and saw the hosts pick up a morale-boosting success that went a long way to seeing them safe.

Ferguson is determined to avoid a repeat this term and has his side fully prepared to face the challenge that awaits them in the Black Country.

"We always take teams seriously," said the United boss.

Quality

"That is the one quality we have had for years and years. We don't take anything for granted.

"It is a year on but it is the same scenario.

"We were top of the league then, they were towards the bottom part. We have to perform."

Ferguson admits Thursday's Europa League defeat by Athletic Bilbao will spur his side on this weekend, with United unaccustomed to suffering such setbacks.

"The defeat does give greater emphasis to Sunday's game," he said.

"It has always had its own importance. I don't think you can take away from that.

"But yes, it is better going into this game with a victory. We didn't get it and we definitely have to gather ourselves well before Sunday."