Sir Alex Ferguson feels Man Utd may have to go unbeaten if they are to retain their Premier League title.
Red Devils boss looking for near-perfect run in
Sir Alex Ferguson feels Manchester United may have to go unbeaten for the remainder of the campaign if they are to retain their Premier League title.
The Red Devils have lost three times in the league this term along with third placed Chelsea, while Arsenal have suffered defeat just the once from their 24 games.
Ferguson has seen the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal go on long unbeaten runs in the past and with the title race neck-and-neck, he hopes his troops can be near-perfect for the rest of the season.
"I have to look at where the dangers are going to come from and I have to say to myself 'Will they go through the season undefeated?'," he said on Sky Sports News
Nothing for granted
"Chelsea have done that in the past and so have Arsenal. So I'm taking nothing for granted. We may have to. It's getting really tight now.
"Chelsea have five players back from the Africa Cup of Nations after the 10th. Arsenal have the two Ivory Coast lads back as well, although they are looking favourites for the tournament.
"I'm hoping for an Ivory Coast and Ghana final. Avram Grant and Arsene Wenger know which final I'm hoping for. I'm even hoping there's going to be a replay."
Ferguson and co take on Spurs at White Hart Lane this weekend and the United boss is expecting a tough but open game in North London.
"We saw last Sunday (in the FA Cup) there is a wind of change at Tottenham," he continued. "The goals are normally reserved for White Hart Lane so goodness know what's going to happen tomorrow.
"If it's as open as that hopefully we can get the result we want. I'm expecting a very, very tough game, but an open game."