Arsène Wenger does not believe the Premiership title is certain to end up at Old Trafford this season.
Manchester United lead Chelsea by six points in the table with only eight games to play. However the imperious swagger displayed by Sir Alex Ferguson's side in recent weeks has convinced many that they will be caught. Wenger is less sure.
"I am not completely convinced that Manchester United will win the title," he said. "They are only six points ahead and they have to go to Chelsea yet. Anything can still happen.
"If they draw against Blackburn on Saturday and Chelsea beat Watford it is only four points. Then the next game can be the decider. But it is very open who knows maybe Manchester United can win it by 10 points?"
Arsenal's game at Liverpool on Saturday is third versus fourth in the Premiership. Neither side could mount a sustained challenge for the title this season however Wenger is confident that Manchester United and Chelsea have not gone on to a higher level.
"No I am not concerned about that," he said. "Our target to the end of the season is to be as close as possible because that will decide our belief for next season. Our team next season will be the same so the way we behave from now until the end of the season will give us the belief to challenge."
"We have a good basis at the moment and I feel we have a good chance to compete for the title next year."
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