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Fergie expects closest title race of his career

MANCHESTER – Sir Alex Ferguson enters his 25th year as Manchester United manager this weekend anticipating the tightest title battle of his long and illustrious career.
Ferguson believes defending champions Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham all have realistic chances of being involved when the title race reaches its climax in May and it is a challenge which the Scot relishes. “I think the title is there for everyone to win or lose it,” said Ferguson, who celebrated his 69th birthday on New Year’s Eve. “It is the nature of this league, every game or set of games you see a surprise result.”
United end the year level on points at the top of the table with neighbours Manchester City. But Ferguson knows United could have been further ahead considering they are unbeaten in the league this season, while every other team in the division has lost at least four times. The reason behind their lack of a lead at the top is easily identifiable, however, with United having won just once on their travels in the league to date this season; an issue which does not yet concern their manager.
Meanwhile, Ferguson has recalled two of Manchester United’s young stars from loan spells at Preston after the Championship club sacked his son Darren.
Ferguson had loaned defender Ritchie De Laet and forward Joshua King to Preston during his son’s reign as Deepdale boss, but Ferguson junior was dismissed earlier this week following the team’s slide to the bottom of English football’s second tier.



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