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Man Utd boss Ferguson surprised being seven points clear

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admits he's surprised to be leading the table by seven points at this stage of the season.

United are seven points clear of second-placed Manchester City, with games against West Brom and Wigan next.

Ferguson said: "It is such a tight league you never expect that kind of lead.

"If we can maintain that lead we will be delighted. It would be better than expected."

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