United boss thought race for the title was going to be closer.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has expressed his surprise at the lead his side currently hold at the top of the Premier League according to Sky Sports.
The Old Trafford boss has admitted he expected the title race to be much closer this season after Manchester City secured the Premier League trophy on the last day of last season.
But City have failed to keep that momentum going, and a number of costly defeats has seen them slip to a 15 point gap behind their city rivals.
While there are still nine games left to play of the current season, no side has ever failed to go on and secure the Premier League title after having established such a wide gap at the top.
Ferguson claimed he had also expected stronger challenges from the other sides near the top of the Premier League.
Chelsea invested heavily in the likes of Eden Hazard and Oscar during last summer’s transfer window but have looked more likely to drop out of the top four than mount a serious title challenge.
Tottenham have improved this season under Andre Villas-Boas but are making life difficult for themselves by failing to maintain their form until the end of the season while Arsenal are at risk of failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since Arsene Wenger joined the club.