London: Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that his club`s title push is all but over.
The disappointing draw against Blackburn leaves Ferguson`s men one point behind Chelsea, but the Blues have an extra game in hand.
"It is going to be very difficult to win this league. It has slipped away from us today. We have a lifeline if Chelsea blow it," The Sun quoted him, as syaing.
"They have an easy game against Bolton on Tuesday which we`d expect them to win and that will put them four points clear. This was not the result we wanted. Blackburn is a difficult place for everyone to come to," Ferguson said.
"The standard of the pitch is not very good. It is lively and lacks a decent surface. We had so many opportunities in the last third and our decision-making has let us down. That was disappointing," he added.
A bad day at the office for the Old Trafford boss was complete after Rio Ferdinand, John O`Shea and Ryan Giggs all picked up injury.
"Ryan has a hamstring, then John got injured and then Rio. Effectively, we had 10 men on the pitch. Rio dislocated his finger but ended up with a groin injury," Ferguson said.
"We have a derby against City next week which takes away the business of chasing the league. It will be entertaining in terms of pride for the fans," he said.