Sir Alex Ferguson says the Premier League title race is now a battle between his Manchester United side and Liverpool.
Following United’s 3 – 0 home win over Fulham on Wednesday which put them 5 points clear at the top of the table, the United boss has written off the chances of Chelsea saying that the London club’s decision to sack Luiz Felipe Scolari played in their hands.
While Chelsea’s new part time coach Guus Hiddink has maintained that Chelsea are still in the shake up, Ferguson disagreed telling United Review:
The title race now is going to be between ourselves and Liverpool.
However, I shall be keeping a wary eye on Aston Villa, who seem to have picked up the baton from Arsenal.
I was shocked that Chelsea should part so soon with a manager of such great experience and proven success as Scolari.
Their haste is a reflection of the sad way the game is going, with everyone from owners, the board members, the supporters and the media demanding instant success and showing absolutely no patience in the pursuit of their ambition.
Chelsea have called in a very experienced manager in Guus Hiddink and I am sure he will make an impact.
You can never be dead sure but it is fair to say Chelsea have an uphill fight now.