Sir Alex Ferguson is refusing to accept that the title race is as a two-horse race already - but the Manchester United boss would not be surprised if that is how it ends up.
A point in front of Manchester City, the table-topping Red Devils are now seven ahead of third-placed Chelsea, sparking fears of a runaway, as was the case last season when Arsenal were an incredible 19 points behind the pair who were split by the tightest of goal difference margins.
"You can't be certain of saying it's going to be a two-horse race at this stage," said Ferguson. "But over the years we've said that the top five or six are all capable of winning the league and eventually it does end up being a two-horse race. Year after year it's been like that."
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