Sir Alex Ferguson thinks Everton and Tottenham Hotspur are amongst teams who could win the Premier League title – but forgot to mention Liverpool…
Sir Alex Ferguson was never known for his admiration of Liverpool.
“My greatest challenge is not what’s happening at the moment, my greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their f***ing perch,” said Fergie in 2002 to the Guardian. And you can print that.”
The former Manchester United manager has now had his say on the Premier League title race, and despite Liverpool sitting pretty in fourth place with the best player in the division in Luis Suarez, they are not in the running for the Championship according to Ferguson.
“This year for the first time it really looks as if five or six could be involved, so it’s a great Premier League,” he said to Sky Sports.
“It’s still not an easy league to win. I think the English game is the most honest and is the hardest league to win in terms of the competition you face. You can lose to anyone.
“You have to say Manchester City are playing so well, there is no dispute about that, but the teams at the top at the minute must have a big chance.
“Arsenal must have a big chance. Everyone keeps writing them off, saying they won’t last, but we’re into the second half of the season and they are still there.
“Then you’ve got Chelsea, Everton, Tottenham, who are starting to do well.
“United always do well in the second half of the season, so we’ve got a fantastic league and we should be proud of that.”
According to Ferguson, seventh place Manchester United have a chance of winning the Premier League title, but even though Liverpool are six points clear and have scored seventeen more goals in their 22 matches, they are not even worth a mention.
In retirement, Fergie is clearly still playing the mind games…