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Ahead of the Reds' game-in-hand against Fulham on Wednesday, Sir Alex Ferguson is aiming for a ninth straight Premier League victory. "We've been on a good run lately and what we want now is a really great run," he says.
Fulham manager Roy Hodgson has been spelling out his admiration for Sir Alex and his side ahead of Wednesday's game, telling his pre-match press conference: "You can name any member of the United team and they all frighten me."
The Daily Mail's Martin Samuel insists United are ahead of Liverpool in the title race, 'because they have a better team.' He illustrates his point by picking an XI made up of players from both squads, and only three Liverpool players make the cut. The side lines up thus: Van der Sar; Carragher, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra; Gerrard, Fletcher, Giggs; Rooney, Torres, Ronaldo.