London, May 4 (ANI): Goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has said that Manchester United will only have themselves to blame if they come up short in this season's title race.
United trail leaders Chelsea by a point going into the final day of the season, with Carlo Ancelotti's side clear favourites needing only to beat Wigan at home to be champions.
"You hope, but you don't really expect anything," said the Dutchman.
Van der Sar admitted he and his United team-mates did not expect any favours from Liverpool, with Fergie's men aiming to outstrip them by claiming a record 19th title.
"I think we expected it," added Van der Sar.
Van der Sar conceded United, who face Stoke at Old Trafford on Sunday, were not optimistic of Wigan denying Chelsea victory at Stamford Bridge to give them a glimmer of hope.
"You want to grab every little chance there is. You never know in football, of course, but it's going to be hard, difficult and unlikely. But never mind, we have to make sure we work until the end. It would have been nice if we were a point ahead," he said. (ANI)