Ferguson tips PL title race to be three-way battle between Manchester clubs, Chelsea

Updated: Oct 27, 2012, 15:22 PM IST

London: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed he would be surprised if the Premier League title is not won by his team, Manchester City or Chelsea, disregarding Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs’ challenge.

“I think Chelsea, City and ourselves are creating that little gap from the rest. It`s difficult to be dead certain, but I would be surprised if one of us three didn`t win it,” the Daily Mirror quoted Ferguson, as saying.

United travel to Chelsea on Sunday for a game Ferguson believes could have a major say in the destiny of the title, even at this early stage.

“Our game on Sunday will be important to us, there`s no doubt about that. There are lot of big games still to come, of course, but I think it will be close,” Ferguson said.

“There are a lot of ways a league can be decided. The way we lost it last season is one way - on goal difference. That was unusual for us. But the way the league is now, any one of the three could win it, there`s no doubt about that,” he added.

“All of us have strong squads, particularly Chelsea and ourselves, in terms of recent history. That will always guarantee we will be able to handle the number of games you have to play,” he said.