Fergie Backs Chelsea & Villas-Boas

By on September 6, 2011

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes Chelsea pose a massive threat to regaining their Championship crown this season and rubbishes’ reports that the club are too old to compete.

The Scot believes their wealth of experience will ensure they challenge for the title.

“They have tremendous experience with the likes of Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Petr Cech, John Terry, Alex, Nicolas Anelka, Fernando Torres – there aren’t any young kids in that team,” he told Inside United.

“But they don’t have 36-or 37-year-olds like Ryan Giggs. Lampard and Drogba are 33, Anelka is 32 – not dissimilar to [Michael] Carrick and Rio Ferdinand, and we wouldn’t be saying they are dead and buried, would we? So why should they be? They’ll still be a big threat and we expect them to challenge.”

At 33 Villas-Boas is the youngest manager in the Premier League and Ferguson insists the young tactician will have the right people around him to succeed. He said:

“He has a different set-up there to me, but I’m sure he’ll get plenty of advice from others and he’ll do fine. I don’t know much about him.

“He’s a young man and it’s a big step coming into the Premier League from the Portuguese championship, but given time and support anything is possible.”

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  1. para

    September 6, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    He never praises teams he think are a threat.

  2. Anele peter

    September 6, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Sir Alex knows chelsea are filled with old men & can’t compete with utd

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