United's top-of-the-table Premiership clash with the Blues was rendered academic in title-winning terms when Ferguson's side secured top spot over the weekend. United's victory over Manchester City coupled with Chelsea's draw against Arsenal saw Ferguson's side clinch their first title in four years. Ferguson accepts Chelsea have been stronger defensively but feels over the whole campaign, United's attacking instincts have given them the edge. "I believe in the squad of players we have got," Ferguson told MUTV ahead of the trip to Stamford Bridge. "They apply themselves in the proper way, they can match opponents in every way possible. Where I think they excelled over Chelsea was the squad made goals. "We may not be as disciplined defensively as they are - because they are really good at that - but nonetheless in normal terms the players score goals and I think that is a great asset to have." United are seven points ahead with two games remaining but Chelsea proved stubborn almost to the last and did not surrender their crown lightly. Ferguson accepts United did benefit from a little luck along the way but also paid tribute to his players, who showed character to engineer late wins at Liverpool and Fulham and come from behind against Blackburn and Everton. The Scot added: "They proved they don't want to lose. I think if you have got a team that don't want to lose it is a great start. If you ally that to ability then you have got a chance." But he admitted: "There is no point in thinking every game is a bed of roses for us. "There were moments where we carried luck; Fulham, Liverpool and the Everton game, when the goalkeeper dropped the ball and from that moment on there was only one winner. "We have carried luck but every team that wins the championship has that."