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Fergie: Three Games Away From Champions

Ale Ferguson Champions 2007Manchester United take on Arsenal this afternoon, knowing a victory strengthens our title bid and finishes Arsenal’s season. In contrast, a defeat would blow the title race wide open.

Sir Alex Ferguson, who has been in this situation time and again in his trophy filled career with the club, is confident that the title will be staying in Manchester. We have a tricky time in regards to fixtures, playing Arsenal today, Blackburn away next weekend, followed by Chelsea away. However, Fergie is confident that victory is these three games will be enough to retain the title.

“We have to win our next three games and, if we do, we’ve won the title,” said Fergie. “We could go to Chelsea and win in there, or we could lose it there if we don’t win our next two games. We have 77 points and a better goal difference than our rivals, so to win the league we have to win the next three matches. A lot can happen and the title could do to the wire, there’s no doubt about that – it’s very exciting. This is a difficult league to win and if we have to go to Wigan in the last game of the season and need to win to take the title, that’s fine. If you said that was the case in August you would have taken it. I’m delighted with the way the players are performing and the freshness and energy is terrific.”

Reaching a points total of 89, assuming our goal difference remains superior, would be enough to make it mathematically impossible for Chelsea to win the league. If we were to win our next three matches, that would put us on 86 points, with Chelsea losing against us to go 6 points behind. For Chelsea to win the league at that point, United would have to lose their two remaining games against West Ham and Wigan, as well as surrending our 18 better goal difference. But United do have to win their next three games to be put in this favourable position.

What are the chances of United beating Arsenal, Blackburn and Chelsea?

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. Eddie says:

    You think Bruce will do us a favor tomorrow?

  2. Jam says:

    I hope so.

  3. Ciddu says:

    He already did it once against Arsenal. Now time for him to do it against Chelsea

  4. Raisnhell says:

    One game at a time and the league shall be ours.

  5. The Artful Lounger says:

    One game at a time. I’ll have a better idea of how we’ll do after the Blackburn game. Win there and I’ll be a lot more confident of retaining the title.


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