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09/11/2009 10:12

Papers: Reds still in race

Don't write United off
Chelsea might be sitting five points clear at the top of the Premier League after their victory over Manchester United, but it is by no means certain that they will now go on to win the title. Although Carlo Ancelotti's players secured three points with John Terry's goal, United were the better side, even though an initial glance at their team-sheet, prior to the game, suggested that they were there for the taking. Wayne Rooney was fantastic and defenders Jonny Evans and Wes Brown gave Sir Alex Ferguson plenty to think about when he has a fully fit Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic. Chelsea... are certainly the favourites, but history tells you that you cannot write off United and it would be foolish to do so. - Alan Hansen, Daily Telegraph

Also writing in the Telegraph, Kevin Garside sympathises with Darren Fletcher - "The miscarriage of justice he suffered last week... against CSKA Moscow was arguably doubled on Sunday after a tackle on Ashley Cole that many saw as legitimate." However, Garside also warns that a lack of cutting edge may cost United dear. "At Stamford Bridge the champions bossed the game but unless they bring a sharp focus to possession then the big pots will not be coming their way."

Much of the post-match coverage leads, of course, on Sir Alex's objections to Chelsea's controversial winner. For example, 'Terryble - Fergie blasts ref over Blues goal' in The Sun.

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