Friday, May 2, 2008


There's been little time to savour Tuesday’s epic win in Europe - now it's eyes down in the sprint finish for the domestic title, starting with West Ham at home.

However, the 1-0 victory against Barcelona could well play its part in lifting the squad after a gruelling eight matches in April, and Owen Hargreaves says United’s talent and team spirit will carry the Reds through.

“The most important thing is we have the ability and the belief in each other to do it,” Hargreaves tells United Review ahead of Saturday’s 12:45 kick-off at Old Trafford.

“We are all very confident that, even with the setback against Chelsea last week, we can win our final two games and clinch the title.”

For Hargreaves, the Reds' squad has the perfect blend of experience and youth, which he feels puts United in a strong position to hold off Chelsea's challenge.

“There’s a great combination of qualities,” he says. “The experience we have in the squad from Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Edwin van der Sar and Mikael Silvestre is vital; there’s also the young guns like Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Carlos Tevez, Nani, Anderson - some of whom are chasing their first title.

“We’ve also got the most experienced manager in the business, a manager that has been in this situation on many occasions before. That gives everyone confidence.”

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