Sir Alex Ferguson insists that he will be staying on at Manchester United, even if they complete a remarkable double this season.

At the start of the season, many suggested that the Red Devils would use this term as one of transition - but instead they are now on the brink of regaining the Premier League title, whilst also making the Champions League final.

Should United claim the championship, that would make them England's most successful side taking them to 19 titles - one ahead of rivals Liverpool.

And it has been suggested that Ferguson may stand-down once he has overhauled Liverpool - but he insists that is not in his thoughts.

"I will be here next season," insisted 69-year-old Ferguson, who has a rolling contract at United and will be allowed to continue as long as he wants.

He previously announced he would step down in 2002, only to change his mind and he insists he will not be making a decision like that again.

"There obviously will be a point when I do quit and when it is I absolutely have no idea because I tried that and it was an absolute disaster," he said.

"I was in agony, absolute agony. My wife made me change my mind and she was dead right.

"I think she thought she would soon be fed up with me around the house."