The mind games didn't work in the end, because Mancini's thought deflector shields were so powerful that they actually rebounded and knocked him off his perch. Ferguson took a time out in the corner of the ring and then offered this (BBC):
So that's quite nice. I bet he felt really pleased as they went around on a bus through Manchester to celebrate today. In no way would that annoy him. At all."On behalf of Manchester United I congratulate Manchester City on winning the Premier League,""It's not an easy league to win and anyone who wins it deserves it because it is a long haul."