Man Utd keeper Van der Sar cannot write-off Arsenal title challenge

Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar rates Arsenal as a title threat after the midweek round of Premiership games.

Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar rates Arsenal as a title threat after the midweek round of Premiership games.

Chelsea's surprise defeat at Everton allowed United to move within a point of the leaders with 12 games remaining, one of which is what looks a hugely important clash of the top two at Old Trafford on April 3.

Not that Edwin van der Sar ever viewed it as a two-horse race, not even after Arsenal had been mauled by United and Chelsea on successive weekends.

"There is a little bit of a gap between us but Arsenal are still around," said the Dutchman.

"But really, we are not looking to anyone else.

"We will concentrate on ourselves and hopefully we can continue this workrate and quality of play we have shown in the last couple of weeks."