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Sir Alex Ferguson enjoying Manchester United performances

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Sir Alex Ferguson says he is enjoying life as a fan of Manchester United despite the team's poor performances this season.

The legendary manager called time on a 27-year stint at Old Trafford in the summer following an incredibly successful spell that included 13 Premier League titles.

Since his departure, Manchester United have struggled, with David Moyes only able to guide the team to seventh place, 14 points of top spot and six away from the top four.

But despite experiencing one of their worst starts to a Premier League season, Ferguson admits that he is still enjoying life watching from the stands instead of from the dugout.

He has also backed Moyes to pick the team out of their current slump.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, the retired manager said: "United can do anything. They have got that great philosophy and history, they will always do well.

"I can watch the team whenever I want and I've really enjoyed it. I'm going as a supporter now and instead of suffering with the team, I'm suffering or enjoying it with the fans. I'm really enjoying watching the team play."

Ferguson went on to praise the level of competition in the Premier League, saying that as many as six teams could be involved in the title fight. However, he has labelled Manchester City as the team to beat.

"This year for the first time it really looks as if five or six could be involved, so it's a great Premier League," he said.

"It's still not an easy league to win. I think the English game is the most honest and is the hardest league to win in terms of the competition you face. You can lose to anyone.

"You have to say Manchester City are playing so well, there is no dispute about that, but the teams at the top at the minute must have a big chance.

"Arsenal must have a big chance. Everyone keeps writing them off, saying they won't last, but we're into the second half of the season and they are still there. Then you've got Chelsea, Everton, Tottenham, who are starting to do well. United always do well in the second half of the season, so we've got a fantastic league and we should be proud of that."

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