The Man Utd manager Alex Ferguson is preparing to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge next weekend, and he admits that if Man utd are going to win the title then they will have to finish above Chelsea.
When asked if he thought Chelsea were now favourites he replied: “It’s looking that way. It seems they’ll be the ones to get in front of.”
“It’s a very experienced team, that’s the first thing. I said last year it’s a team that can only improve results by the system they adopt.
“Their consistency, compared to last season, has probably been a wee bit better under Carlo Ancelotti.
“He’s brought in the system he used at AC Milan of the diamond in the middle of the pitch.
“It’s hard to break down when you get into their third, because they’ve got bodies compacted into the central area of the pitch.
“Jose Mourinho played one up and five in the middle of the park. That also made Chelsea very difficult to beat, but in a different way to what Ancelotti is doing.
“Ancelotti’s got the two strikers, and that is a major change compared to Phil Scolari and Claudio Ranieri.
“It’s always a hard game at Chelsea, but we’ll deal with it better than we did at Anfield, I’m sure of that.”
Maybe Ferguson thinks that it the start of his little mind games ahead of the big game, but it’s nice to hear that he believes the Blues are favourites to win the title. Not that we didn’t know that already!
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