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Keane Backs Chelsea For Prem Glory

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Sunderland boss Roy Keane has tipped Chelsea to deny his former club, Manchester United, from claiming their third straight Premier League crown.

Most pundits are predicting another two-horse for the title this season, despite Liverpool's strong presence in the transfer market and the fact Arsenal led for much of the previous campaign after being written off this time last year.

The arrival of Luiz Felipe Scolari is almost certain to improve a Blues outfit that came agonisingly close to claiming a treble of trophies under the much-maligned Avram Grant, while United are riding high as champions of England and Europe.

But Keane has gone against his heart and tipped the Londoners to triumph, pointing to the fact they will not lose the likes of Didier Drogba and Michael Essien to international duty this time around.

"For me, it's Chelsea this year," the Irishman said. "I always felt that United would do it last year but I fancy Chelsea this time.

"There's no African Cup of Nations in January, they've got a new manager, they've bought one or two players and, for all the ups and downs, last year they still nearly nicked it."

However, the Red Devils may strengthen yet before the transfer window's close, as Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov is reportedly on the verge of making the switch to Old Trafford.

And while Keane confessed the Bulgarian's arrival would greatly improve United's chances, he still believes Scolari's men will come up trumps.

"If United get a top striker in then they've got a chance," he added. "But my gut feeling this year would still be Chelsea."
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Chelsea will win league, says former United hero Keane

Friday, August 15, 2008

Roy Keane has backed Chelsea to prevent Manchester United from claiming the Premier League title this season.
The former United skipper has a 'gut feeling' the Blues will lift the title although the possible acquisition of Dimitar Berbatov could sway him. Sunderland manager Keane said: 'For me, it's Chelsea this year.
'I always felt that United would do it last year but I fancy Chelsea this time.

well he must have said it then

Keane how can you say this man ????
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you think so instead it demotivate player i think he said that because we didnot give evans to his team
but as a man utd fan this hurt when you see player like keane saying this

anyway we all know Man UTD gonna do it 3 in a row
you are scared lampard staying if robihno coming etc hahaha
mate there is no 1 in ' TEAM' so chill first let see if they gonna adapt well with theire player lol

anyway im cool about cheski koz they are losers
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