Wenger: 'Lucky' United can stay unbeaten
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that Manchester United could match his achievement of seven seasons ago by completing a Premier League season unbeaten, but believes the Old Trafford giants have had luck on their side.
"Do you ask me can they still do it?" Wenger is quoted by today's Guardian newspaper. "Certainly, because they have not been beaten yet. Have they been a bit lucky until now? Certainly, but we'll see.
"You really think about winning the championship but with five games to go, you think about: 'Oh, we can add something to that'. That's what happened with us. But you don't think about that with 16 games to go."
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admitted his team "stole" a draw at Aston Villa in November, when they fought back from 2-0 down, and the Scot's side have found wins away from home hard to come by, drawing eight of their ten fixtures on the road.
Wenger added: "What is important is to beat Man United and we will only have the chance, with the run that they are on, if we do exceptionally well until the end of the season.
"So I focus more on that, knowing that they have a difficult schedule as well. If they have five games to go and they are still unbeaten, come back to me and I'll say 'Now, they can do it'."