Fergie feels Title race is wide open

Manchester United boss Sir Alex FergusonManchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes that the Premier League title race is wide open this season.

Many have predicted a straight fight between the Red Devils and local rivals Manchester City, with the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal seemingly unable to match the consistency of their northern counterparts.

United have struggled defensively this season, but their attacking approach has seen them keep pace with the Sky Blues.

This was displayed during their 4-3 victory over Reading, in which Fergie’s men were behind to the newly promoted side.

In the aftermath of the game the Scot claimed the battle for the top prize in English football could be won by a number of teams:

“At this time you can’t really say that.” He responded when asked by The Metro if this season will be a two-horse race.

“I think the important thing for us is to take lessons from the mistakes we are making and find a solution, because we are going to need it.”

Despite their defensive frailties, midfielder Michael Carrick believes the team always back themselves to recover due to their attacking talents:

“We always feel we’ve got the firepower from different people.”