Cleverley confident of City challenge

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Tom Cleverley insists Manchester United can overhaul rivals Manchester City and win the Barclays Premier League title this season.

Only a week ago, City had a five point lead over United having won 13 of their opening 14 league fixtures of the season.

However, United's triumph over Wolves last Saturday and City's loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday night has seen the deficit cut to only two points.

This weekend could prove to be pivotal in the title race, with United having the opportunity to go top of the pile by beating Queens Park Rangers on Sunday lunchtime before City even play.

And Cleverely, who is currently sidelined, is confident Sir Alex Ferguson's side can severely dent City's quest for the league crown.

"Monday was their first slip-up of the season but we were always confident we could catch them," the 22-year-old told The Sun.

"It's going to be an interesting weekend.

"We've got a great team spirit so if anyone can bounce back from disappointment it would be our squad.

"We've had a lot of tough games in a short period of time and we've been knocked out of two tournaments — but we are still well placed in the league."

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