Manchester United went five points clear at the top of the Premier League last night after what Sir Alex Ferguson described as a win "typical" of his side's resolve.

Late goals from Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young saw United beat Blackburn to put them in a commanding position in the title race.

Rafael van der Vaart says he is confident Tottenham can finish third above rivals Arsenal and secure automatic Champions League qualification.

Elsewhere, Frank Lampard has praised the impact of Roberto di Matteo at Chelsea, crediting the Italian with a newfound "confidence and passion".

TRANSFER NEWS

In today's transfer news, Liverpool are reportedly prepared to sell striker Andy Carroll this summer unless his poor form improves. (Daily Mirror)

Cristiano Ronaldo has pledged his future to Real Madrid amid reports Chelsea and Manchester City are targeting the 27-year-old. (talkSPORT)

And finally, Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with a move for Newcastle striker Demba Ba - also a target for Tottenham and Chelsea. (Caught Offside)

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