Paul Scholes believes Manchester United may have to win all of their remaining Premier League fixtures if they have any hope of retaining their title this season.
United find themselves two points behind leaders Manchester City after 26 games played, having snatched a last gasp victory against Norwich at Carrow Road on Sunday.
Scholes had given Sir Alex Ferguson's side an early lead when he headed in from close range, but Grant Holt finished superbly to draw Norwich level with barely five minutes remaining.
United, though, realised a win was imperative in their pursuit of the title and poured forward in the closing stages to ensure they left Norfolk with all three points.
And so it was to be as Ryan Giggs marked his 900th appearance for the club with the decisive goal, and the 38-year-old's celebration was an indication of just how important that strike could prove to be.
It was the type of victory that only champions seem to produce, and Scholes thinks 12 more might be needed between now and the end of the season.
"There's no doubt we had to win today and we might not have done after them equalising," Scholes told MUTV.
"There was a chance we could lose a second goal as well but we needed to win.
"There's no point drawing games so we were throwing everyone forward going for that goal, as we will do in any game, and I'm sure we will do the same thing again. It doesn't always happen but, today, it did.
"Of course, three points instead of one is a big difference. That's what we're here to do now. We realise we may have to win every game to win the league but we're ready and prepared to do that. Hopefully, we can do it."
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