The Barclays Premier League title race is yet to become one run only by Manchester City and Manchester United, according to Old Trafford manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

The 70-year-old refuted claims before the weekend that the title was destined to stay in Manchester following City's dramatic clinching of the crown last season.

But following a thrilling 4-3 win at Reading, after bitter rivals City had dropped points at home to Everton and out-of-form Chelsea lost at West Ham, there were renewed claims that only United and the reigning champions were in contention this time around. Asked whether Saturday's results really did make it a two-horse race for top spot the United boss said: "At this time you can't really say that."

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