Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is pleased with how he has performed in the big matches this season. The England international has not always been a favourite among the club’s supporters but his form since February has been impressive with a couple of match-defining goals along the way.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that title rivals Manchester City could be hit with major problems due to the TV schedule, and that next season will be even more interesting because of the tiredness caused by Euro 2012.
Manchester City and Manchester United are the two teams fighting for the Premier league title this season, with the online betting markets making United the slight favourites. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been a staunch attacker of TV schedule affecting their Premier league season, but he has been helped by the same this time around. He has said that there is every chance that Manchester City’s chances of winning the title for the first time after a long time will be hit because of the TV schedule for the club.
Manchester United will naturally get the most amount of TV coverage due to their Champions tag, while Manchester City are also set to get the equal amount of coverage of as well due to their role as the main title challenger.
Roberto Mancini’s side are currently the leader in the Premier league table, but their advantage over Manchester United is very slender. Only two points separate both the clubs, which has been the reason for Sir Alex Ferguson to express his confidence at the possibility of winning the 20th Premier league title with Manchester United following the 3-1 win over Tottenham during the weekend.
“It doesn’t make a difference to us – but it may make a difference to them as they don’t have the same kind of experience. You never know,” Ferguson told Inside United. Sir Alex Ferguson is set to welcome Michael Owen back into the first-team fold.
Michael Owen has been absent from the Manchester United first-team for many months now, but Ferguson recently confirmed that the former England striker has indeed began training. Manchester United continued their impressive run against Tottenham – against whom they have not been defeated for 10 years now.