London: In a last ditch effort to exert pressure on Manchester City, Manchester United manager believes if title rivals beat Newcastle United at the Sports Direct Arena, it would spell an end to their Premier League title hopes.
Ferguson, whose United was beaten 3-0 at Sports Direct Arena, believes it would be difficult for City to beat Newcastle as they are in terrific form.
“Yes. Yes, it looks like it. They have got to win at Newcastle, that`s the challenge for them,” The Independent quoted Ferguson, as saying.
“Newcastle, as we know, is a very difficult place to go to and they`re playing well. They lost incredibly to Wigan by four goals and then galvanised themselves to go and win 2-0 at Chelsea,” he added.
“As everyone knows, winning at Chelsea is a very difficult job. We had not done it for eight years, so their form is good and it will not be an easy game,” he said.
Asked if he accepts City boss Mancini’s claim that United remain favourites, he replied: “What do you think? They`ve got two games left. If they win the two games they`ve won the league... I don`t think you get easy games.”
“If you are going to Sunderland on the last day you are thinking, with the support they have got up there and the manager they have, you don`t expect an easy game. The way Swansea have played this season has been admirable. I went to see them last Saturday against Wolves. It was incredible,” he added.