Ferguson rejects Mancini ‘easy’ claim

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has rejected Roberto Mancini’s assertion that the Old Trafford club have an easy run in.


The Manchester City manager claimed the Red Devils had ‘easy’ games left after the Citizens went top thanks to a 1-0 won over the Red Devils on Monday night.


City and United are on level points but the Sky Blues have a superior goal and are certain to steal Ferguson’s Premier League crown if they win their remaining two games, against Newcastle United and QPR.


Whereas United must beat Swansea City and Sunderland, added to City dropping points, if they are to have any chance of retaining their title.


“I don't think we have easy games,” Ferguson is quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News in response to Mancini’s claims.


“If you go to Sunderland on the last game of the season, with the support they have and the manager they have got, you don't expect an easy game and the way Swansea has played this season has been admirable.”


City’s trip to Newcastle is shaping up to be an exciting game, as Alan Pardew’s side are in good form and will be buoyant after beating Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to keep themselves within touching distance of a top four finish.


Mancini’s side have had troubles away from home this season and Ferguson thinks it will be a big ask for City to go and win at St James’ Park.


"They have got to win at Newcastle. That is the challenge for them. Newcastle is a very difficult place and they are playing well,” added the Scot.


“As everyone knows, winning at Chelsea is very difficult. We have not done it for eight years. Their form is good and it will be a difficult game.”

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