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Ferguson remains upbeat despite Man Utd form dip

Five Premier League defeats have not affected Manchester United's chances of retaining their title, claims Reds boss Sir Alex Ferguson. United have lost twice in three games, against Aston Villa and Fulham, and deserved nothing more on each occasion.

The only saving grace is that no-one else is doing any better.

Liverpool already seem to be out of contention, Arsenal are finding it difficult to string a sequence of results together away from the Emirates Stadium while favourites Chelsea are failing to pull away from the chasing pack.

"It is an unusual league," said Ferguson.

"Arsene Wenger said you could lose seven games and win the title this season. That is the way it is going.

"Someone also pointed out the recognised top four have lost 41 points this season. No-one would have bet on that.

"And there are more banana skins on the way I am sure.

"We just have to try and make sure we are not one of them."

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