Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has rubbished John Tery’s suggestion that Chelsea can still win the league as purely mind games.
Ferguson, who is the king of mind games, was speaking after John Terry suggested Chelsea could catch United, despite being 12 points behind with just 12 games to go.
Whilst United have to play Chelsea twice, Arsenal and Liverpool, United’s experience should help them see off Chelsea, with their biggest challenge coming from Arsenal who are just a point behind.
Talking about Terry’s comment, he said, “You try things. We all try things,”
“But it won’t be easy to come back from that kind of points deficit.
“I said some time ago, the team that is most consistent would win the league.
“That is why I stress that we have to keep our momentum going and get that consistency.”
Ferguson also talked about the challenge of keeping a big squad happy at the business end of the season.
“My experience is that players want to play in all the games now,” he continued. “That is the problem.
“It is a nightmare picking teams at this stage of the season because you are leaving good players out of some very big games.
“This season I am helped a little bit because I have two or three injuries at the moment, so my options are condensed.
“All the players who are going to be playing all the time are delighted at that.”