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14/04/2008 09:47

Papers: Two games away

Let's clinch it at the Bridge
Sir Alex Ferguson has ordered his players to win the title at Stamford Bridge. United have Chelsea on April 26 in their sights after beating Arsenal yesterday. Boss Fergie insisted: “I said before the Arsenal match that if we win the next three games, we’ve won the title. There are two games now. I knew if we got over this one, we would have a good chance. This is a significant result. There are four games left and we’re three points clear of Chelsea. But if we win the next two, with our great goal difference, we have won the league.” United go to Blackburn next Saturday and then Chelsea, who are expected to cut Fergie’s six-point lead to three by winning at home to Wigan tonight. The Reds’ vastly superior goal difference of plus 54 means wins over Rovers and Chelsea, who are on plus 35, will be enough to retain the crown.
Neil Custis, The Sun

Avram Grant insists that United's stars could wobble under the pressure if Chelsea win their next two games and draw level with them at the top of the Barclays Premier League. Grant believes that two wins in four days could put United's players under enough pressure for them to start making costly errors. "I believe that nobody is a computer," said Grant. "Pressure can affect anybody. If we win every game I think we will win the title. But it's not easy to win them. I said a week ago I didn't believe United and Arsenal would do it, it's not easy."

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