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Arsenal have stoked Manchester United rivalry, says Sir Alex

10th March 2011 - Sigvard Magnus

Arsenal have reignited their championship rivalry with Manchester United, according to football manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Red Devils boss says that Arsenal's improvement this season has "rearranged the pecking order" by positioning themselves as the number one challenger for United's spot at the top of the Premier League.

After losing 3-1 to Liverpool at Anfield last weekend, United are now just three points ahead of Arsenal in the table, having played one game more.

"Clearly they represent the main danger to us achieving our ambitions in a revival of the rivalry of a few years ago, and I am sure they regard us as the major threat to their hopes," said the Scot.

Before getting back to the Premier League title race, however, the two sides will meet in the quarter-final of the FA Cup on Saturday (March 12th).

Arsenal will be looking to bounce back from a crushing defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday (March 8th).
 

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