Fergie expecting battle for title

He said in The Times: “In the past, it’s always come down to two teams, but I don’t think that’ll be the case this season – I expect the big four to take it right to the wire.

“The improvement by other teams has made it much harder to go away from home and pick up points.

“I think you saw evidence of that last season and it’s continued this year, even more so, in fact.”