Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

David Healy: Chelsea should do it, but Sir Alex will never give up hope

It's over. That’s what they are saying about the Premier League title race. And you know they are probably right.

But while there’s life left in the battle, there’s hope and where there’s hope, you can bet that Sir Alex Ferguson won’t be giving up.

How many times have United completed mission impossible to go on and claim glory? I’ve lost count myself. The problem for United this time is that they are relying on someone else.

They were hoping for a favour last weekend when Chelsea travelled to Liverpool, but bar Alberto Aquilani’s first half shot I can’t remember Petr Cech’s goal being seriously threatened.

I couldn’t believe it when I heard that was Liverpool’s 19th defeat of the season. That club really needs sorting out over the summer.

I was at Sunderland’s game against United on the same day and while Sir Alex’s men won and created plenty of chances, at least they were given a game, unlike Chelsea at Anfield.

Now United are looking for Wigan to do them a favour. Wigan have already beaten Chelsea this season but that was on their home turf.

Sunday’s match is at Stamford Bridge which gives Carlo Ancelotti’s side a considerable edge.

When United are beating Stoke at Old Trafford on Sunday, I fully expect Chelsea to overcome Wigan and win the title. Stranger things have happened though.

Didn’t Northern Ireland beat England a while back?

And what about Rory McIlroy winning the Quail Championship last weekend.

He was close to missing the cut then ran away with the tournament with as good a golfing exhibition as I’ve ever seen.

I was glued to the TV watching him. I can’t believe he’s only 21. What a talent.

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