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Manchester United Boss Rules Out Arsenal Title Hopes: Mind Games War Begins

Wily old timer displays infinite ability to offhandedly beat down his opponents.

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson expects the title race to come down to a battle between his side and Chelsea, with other teams falling away.
Only 10 points cover the top six sides, while third-placed Arsenal can close to within one point of Chelsea if they win their two games in hand.
Ferguson said: “It is not looking like it at the moment, but history tells you that two teams break away at the end.
“Chelsea are the big danger because they too have great experience.” (BBC Sport)

Sure it may well be that Sir Alex genuinely believes that its only a two horse race but he is surely getting good mind game mileage by basically coming out in public and poo pooing any threat that may emanate from the Emirates.

The Old Trafford supremo has become the Emperor of mental power games and has the ability to turn Premier League managers into pillars of salt simply by making an off hand comment, just ask Kevin Keegan. However it may well be a little shortsighted to state that Arsenal will not be part of the title shake up come May, after all the Gunners will leapfrog Manchester United should they win their game in hand.

One thing is for certain it appears this seasons title race, and top four challenge, is looking far more open than at any point in recent years, which can only be a good thing. It appears that all sides are fallible this term with all title chasing outfits at some stage this season displaying the ability to lose to supposed inferior opposition.

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