The title IS back in balance admits Ferguson
Published 22:38 13/04/12 By MirrorFootball
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted the Barclays Premier League title race is back on.
On Sunday evening it seemed to be in the bag for United, who had opened up an eight-point lead with six games remaining over a Manchester City side apparently imploding under Roberto Mancini.
But by Thursday morning there had been a significant shift in fortunes thanks to Wigan's shock win over United at the DW Stadium as the Blues were recording a comfortable victory over West Brom.
As City are in action first this weekend, United's lead could be down to just two points by kick-off of Sunday's encounter with Aston Villa.
And Ferguson concedes his team still has a fight to win.
"The race is back on, isn't it?" he said. "They [City] have a chance don't they? They haven't been playing well, they've said that, but a 4-0 win is a good result at this time of the season."
Immediately after that game, City manager Mancini ruled out overhauling United and then continued the reverse psychology ahead of his side's encounter with Norwich by disparaging his own side compared with Ferguson's.
United are not buying it though, with Ferguson electing to stay out of the mind games.
"That doesn't matter to us," he said. "We've all got opportunities to talk about mind games. He [Mancini] has maybe picked the wrong time to say it."