Sir Alex refuses to write off Man United's title chances

Sir Alex Ferguson has not yet given up hope of Manchester United retaining their Premier League title and insists this year's championship race is wide open.

Sir Alex Ferguson expects Man United will give David Moyes more time. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"I'm not writing anyone off," the 72-year-old Scot told BBC Sport.

"With Jose (Mourinho) you expect (Chelsea) to win games playing ugly, but all these teams are in there. United are in behind chasing."

Speaking to Sky Sports, he added: "United can do anything. They have got that great philosophy and history, they will always do well.

"I'm going as a supporter now and instead of suffering with the team, I'm suffering or enjoying it with the fans. I'm really enjoying watching the team play."