Tottenham can win the league, says Sir Alex Ferguson

Harry”s hot Spurs can win the Premier League! Sir Alex hails title chasing Tottenham

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Tottenham are currently playing the best football in the Premier League.

Heading into the New Year programme, Spurs are seven points adrift of pacesetters Manchester City and Manchester United.

Harry Redknapp’s men do have a game in hand though and with both City and United to play within a six week spell from the end of January to the beginning of March, the Londoners cannot be written out of the battle just yet.

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“Tottenham can definitely win it,” said Ferguson. “They play the best football in the country and their current form is the best in the country.”

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No laughing matter: Sir Alex Ferguson fears Spurs could catch his side

“We can cope,” said Ferguson, “especially in home games. Michael Carrick’s form has been one of the key points in recent wins. He can pass the ball and has the height, pace and experience. It wasn’t a problem for him against Wigan. He was flawless.

“Patrice also has the experience and the spring to head the ball. If that is the case then fine. We will get on with it.

“We are at home. We will have the majority of the ball. We have to make sure we are positive when we have it and do enough to win.”

The one piece of good news for Ferguson is that Chris Smalling (tonsillitis) should be fit, either for Wednesday’s trip to Newcastle or the FA Cup third round trip to Manchester City next Sunday.