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United favourite squares up title rival

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Manchester United fan favourite Lou Macari believes that Manchester United’s biggest threat in the race for the title is Chelsea rather than Arsenal.

“To be honest, before they moved into second, I still saw Chelsea as the biggest challengers,” the pundit told MUTV.

“I just never had the belief that Arsenal, week in and week out, would go out and pick up maximum points wherever they were playing – home or away and whoever their opponents would be.


 

“I thought they would make mistakes and, making the mistakes they’ve made, has allowed Chelsea back into contention.

“I mean you look at Chelsea’s remaining fixtures and, apart from the game against us, I can’t see them losing any of those.”

Chelsea, like Manchester United, have three home games in their last five of the season. They play West Ham, Tottenham and Newcastle at Stamford Bridge, then face Manchester United and Everton away, two teams who can be lethal at home.

But despite some difficult teams in the mix for Chelsea, Macari doesn’t believe the pressure will be relented as Manchester United chase the title.

“They have got Tottenham at home but I think you’ve got to take the view that they’ve got so close now, the closest they’ve ever been since they fell away in October, I just don’t think they’ll slip up at home,” Macari said.

“Certainly, they’ll be the first result I’ll be looking for on a Saturday after ours.”

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