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Is Ferguson being generous saying it’s a two horse race?
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has dismissed Chelsea’s Premier League title hopes, but given his side’s run of form he is perhaps being generous to Liverpool by saying they still have a chance.
“The title race now is going to be between ourselves and Liverpool,” Ferguson wrote in the programme for the 3-0 home win over Fulham that sent the champions five points clear of Liverpool and 10 ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea.
The champions look unstoppable at the moment, with Wayne Rooney scoring on his return from injury and Paul Scholes in fine fettle despite not always being a regular these days.
Is it all over or will there be a late twist in the tale?
Ferguson thinks Aston Villa could continue to surprise.
“However I shall be keeping a wary eye on Aston Villa, who seem to have picked up the baton from Arsenal,” he said.
Villa are third, eight points behind United, while Arsenal are fifth and 15 points off the pace.
PHOTO: Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson smiles before their FA Cup fifth round match at Derby County, Feb. 15, 2009. REUTERS/Darren Staples