Sir Alex Talks About PL Managers, The Player He’s Found Most Impressive So Far, And More

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Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi has impressed him more than anyone this season.

Speaking to German magazine Kicker, the Scot talked about not just Iwobi, but also his potential candidates to win the Premier League title this year, and the quality of managers in the competition.

Ferguson stated: “It’s harder to predict than it was for many years. I think there’s five potential candidates.

“Manchester City as favourites, Tottenham and Liverpool, but also Man United are still there if we get some consistency soon. Even when you are trailing by six, eight points, it’s still possible to catch one or two teams. The rivalry and the experience of Guardiola and Mourinho makes for an exciting competition.

“And you shouldn’t forget Arsenal. The team is more sturdy. They’ve got better and more aggressive. I’m impressed with the young boy Alex Iwobi.”

He added: “Guardiola’s skills are beyond debate, Conte is getting Chelsea on track, but Mourinho can also rival Guardiola – he’s won the Champions League with two different clubs and titles in three different countries.

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“For my money Mauricio Pochettino has fantastic potential. Spurs have a good mix of youth and experience. Top players like Kane or Dier were injured but they’re still in a good position.”

The legendary manager further talked about the reigning English Champions Leicester City, and their chances of defending the league title this season.

“Their transfer policy was fantastic,” said the 74-year-old. “They got players with a hunger for success and a will to win, not overpriced players. They’re a good example for other clubs – in the Championship as well, where teams like Barnsley and Huddersfield come from scratch now. It is possible!

“It’ll be difficult for Leicester in the league, but in the Champions League, after three wins in three games, I think they’re capable of making a deeper run, although not winning the trophy.”

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