Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has made reclaiming the Premier League title "priority number one".

With the sun beating down in South Africa on the Red Devils' pre-season tour, it seemed a world away from the travails of an arduous championship campaign - yet the painful manner in which they lost the title to Manchester City last season means what lies ahead has never been far from Ferguson's mind.

"After the disappointment of last year, we want to recover the title," he said in Durban.

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