The Man Utd manager Sir Alex Ferguson knew that Chelsea had won the title when he found out the state of play at half-time, and was not shy in congratulating Chelsea on their hard-earned, but richly deserved win.
“I didn’t know what the Chelsea score was in the second half. But at half-time I accepted they were going to be champions,” Ferguson said.
“We felt it would be difficult for Wigan to get something and when we heard they were down to ten men, all our hopes evaporated,” He continued. “We applaud Chelsea. We know how hard it is to win the title – it’s the hardest league in the world and we’ve won it for the last three years. I congratulate Carlo Ancelotti on a wonderful achievement. He’s a good manager and a good guy.”