Sir Alex Ferguson reckons his Champions League selection gamble will pay out against Chelsea on Sunday.
The Reds rested a host of key players - including Wayne Rooney, Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand - for the win over Schalke.
And Ferguson hopes the freshness that will provide will propel United to victory over Chelsea and a 19th league title.
Should United triumph over Carlo Ancelotti's men, they would still require a point from their final two games against Blackburn and Blackpool to achieve their objective.
But compared to beating a side that has claimed 25 points from their last 27, Ferguson regards that as a minor inconvenience.
"Everyone is aware of the magnitude of Sunday's game," said Ferguson.
"If we win, we should win the league.
"It is a game we are looking forward to. Last Sunday's result (at Arsenal) has certainly brought us an awareness of how important this week's game is.
"It is one of the reasons why I picked the team I did on Wednesday. I wanted to give us a real chance.
"We will have a fresh team on Sunday and that makes a difference at this time of the season.
"It should be a fantastic game."
Ferguson confirmed Wayne Rooney will be fit to play after resting a minor hamstring complaint in midweek.
However, midfielder Darren Fletcher is not going to start, even though he returned from a two-month absence with a virus by making a 20-minute substitute appearance in midweek.
Instead, Ferguson is looking towards the Champions League final against Barcelona on May 28 as Fletcher's long-term goal.
"Wednesday was a step forward but that 20 minutes was just to give him a boost really because the boy has a bit to do yet," said Ferguson.
"He has almost has three weeks to the final and that is his target.
"If he does reach it, it would be a great boost to us. As we all know he is a big game player.
"He won't start on Sunday but his training will be stepped up in terms of giving him the sharpness he needs.
"We have Blackburn and Blackpool in the Premier League and also Gary Neville's testimonial so there is some game time there that could help him to reach his target."