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Grant questions Curbs claim

02 May 2008 - 10:47:23

Chelsea boss Avram Grant has questioned the wisdom of West Ham counterpart Alan Curbishley's comments that it would be an "injustice" if Manchester United did not win this year's Premier League title.

Grant is unhappy that Curbishley issued a gushing praise of United and manager Sir Alex Ferguson - who he described as "Mr Amazing" in a newspaper column - but doesn't believe the comments will affect the performance of the West Ham players.

Curbishley takes the Hammers to Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime for a game that is likely to have a huge bearing on the destination of this year's title.

United could move three points clear of the second-placed Blues - who are not in action until a trip to Newcastle United Monday - should they win their penultimate league game.

"I'm not doubting the integrity of West Ham," said Grant. "I don't have a reason to doubt the integrity of Alan Curbishley.

"But I think it's wrong to say things like this because he's involved in the games against United.

"I don't think it's a good idea to say things like this. I cannot be angry.

"I do not know what to say about these things, but I think it's wrong. But I do not have any reason to doubt the integrity of him or his club.

"West Ham are more interested in the success of their club, to win their games. If they have wishes for others, you have to ask them."

Last week in a newspaper column, Curbishley had claimed: "The general feeling among most managers is that they would like to see them (United) crowned again.

"That's why I would raise a glass if United win the title. It would be, of course, a toast to Alex Ferguson, the best there is, and may ever be."


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