Fulham between United and three-point title lead

MANCHESTER United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admits he is relishing the run-in after reeling in arch-rivals Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title.

Early pace-setters City, held by Stoke on Saturday, have squandered their lead, and United could go three points clear at the top with victory over Fulham tonight.

“We are in the right place, at the right time and, most importantly, with the right players,” said Ferguson.

“Our guys have been flogging away and perhaps wondering if they would ever catch up before we hit the finishing line. Well, we did and they are capable of going in front again as we battle it out with City.”

Fulham, meanwhile, are looking to avoid a third consecutive defeat and avenge December’s 5-0 home drubbing by United.