Speaking after Manchester United won their second consecutive Premier League title, and the tenth during his time at the club, Ferguson said that Wigan helped Man Utd a lot to secure the title. According to him, had Chelsea won their encounter against Wigan, the table would have ended very differently. The fact that Wigan got the late draw against Chelsea, through Heskey, was the key to Manchester United’s lifting of the trophy.
“It ebbed and flowed a bit. Arsenal looked like they would win it for a long period but they then dropped a few points after losing to us in the FA Cup and that made the difference. But we dropped points at Middlesbrough and Blackburn and that allowed Chelsea back into it.” – Ferguson talking about the 2007/08 Premier League race
“I think the two points they dropped against Wigan probably won the title for us.” – Sir Alex Ferguson