Who’s going to win the title then? Despite most people agreeing that it’s now Arsenal’s to lose, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is having none of it, telling Sky Sports that the race is likely to last all the way to the end of the season. Fergie saw his team run out of ideas against a modest Manchester City team on Sunday, thus confirming their over-reliance on Rooney and Ronaldo to make something happen for the champions, although the Scot is remaining optimistic bless him.
“It was an important weekend for Arsenal with ourselves and Chelsea dropping points,” the United boss told Sky Sports.
“But as I said some weeks ago, some points will be dropped by all the teams and there’s a long way to go.
“It’s getting interesting now. It’s going to be a really good tight finish, something which the spectators and the neutrals will be enthralled by.
“But we know the job we’ve got to do, with Arsenal still to come to us and they’ve got to go to Chelsea.
“I said at the start of the season that I thought it would go down to the wire.”
Would Sir Alex be uttering these comments if his team were five points clear at the top of the Premier League? It’s unlikely that Arsene Wenger expects United and Chelsea to be breathing down their necks come the beginning of May, with the Gunners able to afford defeat at either Old Trafford or Stamford Bridge and still have the title in their grasp.