United favourites for the title says former Arsenal captain

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Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams has admitted that Manchester United are favourites to win the Barclays Premier League title this season.

In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Sport, the former Gunner backed the experience and knowhow of Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad to prove the difference between success and failure during the end of season run-in.

"My heart says the Arsenal of course but my head says United - they’ve just got too many players who’ve won it before.

"When you have done it and you’ve crossed the line, you know when to peak and when not to peak and when to win games."


With the likes of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, Manchester United have an abundance of experience to call upon at this vital stage of the campaign, in comparison to Arsene Wenger’s young-guns who are still relatively wet behind the ears when it comes to a serious title challenge.

United sit five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League table, and although Arsenal have a game in hand, it is the Red Devils who remain in the driving seat.

Sir Alex highlighted that it’s the points on the board that win you trophies, not the number of games in lieu and will take comfort from the fact his side have been in this position before.

Adams believes that being able to call on previous experience will play an integral role as the season reaches its climax, which will ultimately give United the edge over their North London rivals.

"Once you’ve done it once, you know when to step up to the plate," he concluded.

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