You might have known that Sir Alex Ferguson would wade in with a few choice comments ahead of Sunday’s match between Chelsea and Liverpool. The two teams lead the way at the top of the Premier League, although the Scot has taken something of a sideswipe at the latter, hinting that they don’t have the quality to go and win at Stamford Bridge.
Indeed, it appears as though Fergie has very much identified the Blues as the team which are United’s main title rivals this season, with The Sun reporting that he’s not expecting too many goals during Sunday’s match, and that Arsenal stand a far better chance of landing the spoils at Stamford Bridge.
United boss Fergie said: “I don’t think it’s the most important top-of-the-table clash.
“When Arsenal play Chelsea could be more significant.
“There have been quite a few Chelsea and Liverpool 0-0s over the past few years.
“Sunday’s game will be very tight, not many goals in it.
“But Arsenal could win there because they’ve got the quality to win.”
Of course the Scot wouldn’t think it was the most important clash – because his beloved Manchester United aren’t in it! Are Chelsea and Liverpool fans expecting a low-scoring game as the Red Devils manager suggests? And is it best just to ignore these sort of comments made to ensure that nobody forgets that the champions are still the team to beat this season?