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Man Utd legend Neville: Losing title on goal difference Fergie's worst nightmare

Manchester United legend Gary Neville says losing the title on goal difference to Manchester City is Sir Alex Ferguson's "worst nightmare". Monday night's 1-0 defeat at the Etihad, courtesy of Vincent Kompany's header, left the Red Devils second behind City, level on points but eight goals back from their rivals.

Neville told Sky Sports: "I know - I've been in that changing room for 20 years - it's his worst nightmare.

"Losing a championship on goal difference is what he always talks about, every single season.

"In January, in February, in March, whatever month it is going for a championship, he will say if you're 1-0, 2-0 up, 'score three, score four'.

"You never know whether it's going to get to goal difference.

"And you look at games like Fulham at home 1-0, QPR at home 2-0, and it's these sort of things you look back at during a season an think, 'we could we have done more'.

"It is his worst nightmare."

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