Title race is back on as Utd bugger up against Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough are a curious team, they have a tepid record against their mediocre midtable colleagues, but put them against a Big 4 side and they suddenly play their socks off. This weekend saw ‘Boro get a thoroughly deserved 2-2 draw against Manchester United at the Riverside and Sir Alex’s misery didn’t just end with the two dropped points, as Rio Ferdinand limped off sparking fears that United might have to make do without both Vidic and Rio – squeaky bum time indeed!
When S’Alex was asked about Rio’s replacement, Gerard Pique – he seemed more than happy with his contribution, which is just as well as he could be thrown in at the deep end against Roma on Wednesday.

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