The Man Utd manage Alex Ferguson has yet again shown his intelligence by tipping the new Chelsea manager, Carlo Ancelotti, to be his main challenger this season.
Here are his words of wisdom: “It will be hard for them to match last season, let alone improve on it. Other teams will know more about them,” Ferguson told The Sun.
“Liverpool had probably their best season for 20 years and still finished four points adrift.
“It has to be Chelsea as the main threat. Ancelotti will change how they play.”
“People have misread our situation and they have under-estimated our ability to improve players. That is an area where we have proved successful in the past,” he added.
“We are expecting a lot from (Jonny) Evans, (Danny) Welbeck, (Darron) Gibson, (Federico) Macheda and the Da Silva brothers.
“And Nani and Anderson have already shown good things, but they will improve this season.
“We will miss Ronaldo’s goals, that’s obvious.
“But (Dimitar) Berbatov will do well this year. And (Wayne) Rooney and (Michael) Owen are both capable of getting 20 goals, so we’ve got plenty of options.”
Should we return the compliment and say that we expect United to be OUR main challengers this season? Nah, i have a sneaky feeling it will be Arsenal!