Ahead of the Manchester derby at the weekend, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes the fight for this year's title is already a two-horse race between the Manchester clubs. "It would be difficult to think the two of us would collapse and allow another team to get in so I think it will be between the two of us," he said.

"We have that gap over Chelsea and Arsenal and Tottenham. City are our biggest threat and we're their biggest threat.

"Derby games are notorious for surprises. City haven't lost for two years in it. It's going to be a hard game for us but we are capable of beating anyone."

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