Fergie: Gunners our ‘biggest’ threat

Speaking after United beat Fulham 3-0 to reclaim top spot, Ferguson

wondered if Arsenal, currently on a five-game winning run, could

challenge United for the title. Chelsea and Arsenal sit two points

behind United, but Carlo Ancelotti’s side have a game in hand on

the reigning champions. “We are back in the lead, but Chelsea have

a game in hand,” Ferguson said. “It’s also going to be a

hard-fought tussle, with Arsenal coming strongly now, and I have a

suspicion that they might yet mount the biggest challenge.”

However, Ferguson was careful to add the most important caveat when

discussing Arsenal. “To a certain extent the title is in our hands

because Chelsea have to come to Old Trafford (on April 3) and

naturally that will be a massive match, but, as I say, I’m wary of

Arsenal if they don’t suffer too many more injuries to key

players.” Ferguson also believes that this could be the tightest

title race in years. “Right now it’s looking like it, I must say.

It’s looking very tight. We have only got eight games left, Chelsea

have nine games left, so you never know. You have to think about

goal difference. We’re four goals ahead of Chelsea. I wish it was

14, but at least it’s something in our favour. “I suppose the

simple way for us and Chelsea to look at it is just to win all our

games. But life is never that simple.”