Fergie convinced of top four

14 August 2009 03:30
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Sir Alex Ferguson remains in no doubt who he feels are the top four clubs in the Premier League.[LNB] The Manchester United boss indicated that teams with the experience of consistently finishing within the coveted Champions League positions can only be considered as the established 'top four.'[LNB]That would suggest the champions themselves, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal making up the rest of the group - meaning no place for local rivals Manchester City.[LNB]"I don't think there's a doubt who are in the top four, not in my mind," Ferguson told Sky Sports News.[LNB]"I mean the top four have been well established and have got all the right criteria - experience, quality, good stadia, good squads - to me that top four will still be hard to beat."[LNB]Ferguson is bidding for a record fourth straight Premier League title this season but has had to rebuild his team following the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid and Carlos Tevez to Manchester City.[LNB]However, the veteran manager is confident he has replaced the duo with capable players and has high hopes for the younger players in his squad.[LNB]He said: "It's a fresh start for this season, it's a big challenge for us and for our young players who want to do well.[LNB]"In terms of the young players improving, and they are improving, there are good signs there so I think we've a very good strong squad."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports