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Sir Alex Ferguson says five or six teams can win Premier League

posted 31 Dec 2010, 10:58 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 31 Dec 2010, 11:03 ]

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says he is excited by Premier League this

season, with five or six teams still capable of winning the title.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said on Friday (December 31) that he was excited by this year's Premier League, with five teams still capable of winning the title.

With teams taking points off each other, five points separate Manchester United in first place and Tottenham

in fifth. Manchester United and big-spending Manchester City are level top on 38 points, with Arsenal two points behind in third and reigning champions Chelsea a further two behind in fourth.

" I think it's there for everyone to win or lose it, there's that many teams involved in it, " said Ferguson. " And the nature of the league, every game, every set of games now you see a surprise result. We were disappointed with that late goal against Birmingham, and then Arsenal dropped two points to a 10-man team (Wigan), Wolves go to Anfield an win 1-0 and I think you're going to see a lot of these results and it is a tough league, so there's five or six teams challenging at the top of the league at the moment, and it's there for everybody to lose or win."

Ferguson seems to relish the challenge of a more open Premier League, which he contrasted with the other major European leagues. " It's the kind of league that we dream of, " he said. " If you look at other countries it's Barcelona/Real Madrid normally challenge out the Spanish league, Bayern Munich and one other, the Italian league Milans or Juventus, but to get at the moment five teams challenging, it's fantastic."

United, who lead on superior goal difference, play at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, Manchester City are at home to Blackpool, Arsenal travel to Birmingham, and Spurs host Fulham. On Sunday Chelsea are at home to Aston Villa.

Top of Premier League

P Pts

Man Utd 18 38

Man City 20 38

Arsenal 19 36

Chelsea 19 34

Tottenham 19 33