Pardew Says Man Utd Are 'Champions Elect'

17 April 2011 05:06
Alan Pardew has never come out on top against Sir Alex Ferguson in his managerial career - but . Alan Pardew: “I speak to Sir Alex about a few things, and we’ve had some good games. “I’ve not been on a winning side against him, other than as a player, so it’d be nice to get my first win as a manager against him. “He sets the standard for the division and for our union, so it’s nice to cross swords with him. “They’re the champions-elect in my opinion, that’s what we’ll be facing on Tuesday night. “It’s a game I’m really looking forward to, I think the players are relishing it. They can’t wait for it, and I think the crowd and the stadium will reflect that as well. “We’ve got committed players here, there’s a great team spirit and we want to see it home now. “We want to finish strongly, and I think we can.”