Both United and City have looked good whilst Chelsea have looked stale and Arsenal appear to have regressed. This lead United coach Rene Meulensteen to write Chelsea off, declaring them ‘too old’ to challenge.
Whilst this may be the case Sir Alex Ferguson won’t be lulled into disregarding the West London outfit.
“They have tremendous experience with the likes of Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Petr Cech, John Terry, Alex, Nicolas Anelka, Fernando Torres – there aren’t any young kids in that team.
“But they don’t have 36 or 37-year-olds like Ryan Giggs. Lampard and Drogba are 33, Anelka is 32 – not dissimilar to (Michael) Carrick and Rio Ferdinand, and we wouldn’t be saying they are dead and buried, would we? So why should they be?
“They’ll still be a big threat and we expect them to challenge.”