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In other news, Sir Alex says he expects Jonny Evans to be out of action for a fortnight after he was forced out of United's 5-0 win over Wigan with a calf injury.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has accused the Premier League of jeopardising his side’s title prospects. He is agitated by a new year fixture schedule that gives his side barely 48 hours to prepare for a clash with Liverpool following their New Year's Day clash with Sunderland. Meanwhile, Andre Villas-Boas feels Chelsea's title chances are now over after they fell 11 points behind United and City after drawing with Fulham.