Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says the Premiership is only becoming more and more competitive.

"Some say that the big clubs, with their cash, are squeezing the others into becoming also-rans but I don't see it," said the Scot.

"We have been saying for a while now the Premier League is the best in Europe. It is so dramatic, so cut-throat, exciting, skilful and fast.

"It is murder for managers but it would be impossible to make the Premier League anymore exciting than it is, which is why more than 200 countries take our top matches on television. I didn't even realise there were that many."