Manchester United manager scoffs at Chelsea title-winning predictions

It appears that no newspaper or TV channel is safe from criticism when it comes to Sir Alex Ferguson’s acid tongue. Over the years, he has banned several journalists and publications from interviewing him or even attending regular press conferences, and he’s now turned his attention towards the Racing Post. It appears as though the paper were a bit too fond of Chelsea’s manager at the start of the season!

Setanta report that the Manchester United manager was taken aback to read a tipster was predicting that the Blues would win the league on account of the fact they had recruited Phil Scolari. The Scot struggles to believe that a manager with no experience of the Premier League could give a team an advantage over the Red Devils.

“Every analyst in there was tipping Chelsea for the title,” said Ferguson. “One guy wrote: ‘The reason is Scolari is in town.’

“The same writer argues that Scolari is a better manager than me. I am not so arrogant as to believe that is impossible.

“Scolari may be a better manager than me.

“But how can a sensible writer say that about a guy who has never managed in England?

“If you look at Scolari’s CV, he has managed about 17 teams.”

While Chelsea’s 86-match unbeaten record at home came to an end against Liverpool on Sunday, it’s hard to argue with the impressive start made by the Blues under their new manager. He has got the team playing entertaining and match-winning football, something that Grant and Mourinho couldn’t seemingly do. Will the Manchester United manager end up with egg on his face or does he make a valid point?

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