Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas admits Manchester United were handed a tough season start by the fixture makers.
Spurs have enjoyed a flying start to the campaign.
"Probably the most dramatic of calendars was given to Man United and maybe that's reflected on their position at the moment and the number of points that they receive, but now they have other fixtures that they can recover.
"Even so they come from a difficult result to take at home against West Brom so I wouldn't say that you can see any pattern at the moment but it's coming like we predicted at the beginning, it's going to be very tight at the top."
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