Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester City may start be affected by the scheduling of TV fixtures on the Barclays Premier League title run-in. Once again, United go second this weekend, with their trip to Tottenham coming on Sunday – 24 hours after City entertain relegation-threatened Bolton.
Next weekend both sides have Sunday fixtures and the weekend after City are not due to be in action until Monday, when they entertain Chelsea, although that match might be pushed back still further due to the FA Cup.
It is the kind of scheduling Ferguson has been dealing with for over two decades now but is totally new for City and their manager Roberto Mancini.
“It doesn’t make a difference to us – but it may make a difference to them as they don’t have the same kind of experience,” Ferguson told Inside United. “You never know.”