Man United have been pretty scary this season, admits Sam Allardyce

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce admits Manchester United’s dominance in the league this season has been “pretty scary”

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West Ham are in 12th position in the Premier League Photo: Back Page Images

Sam Allardyce has described Manchester United’s dominance in the Premier League this season as “pretty scary” ahead of the Red Devils’ trip to West Ham on Wednesday.

The Old Trafford outfit are 15 points clear of their nearest rivals Manchester City in the Premier League title race after a 2-0 victory over Stoke City on Sunday.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s men take on the Hammers at Upton Park looking to move a step closer to a 20th top-flight crown and Allardyce admits he is in awe of the all-conquering United side.

“I think you have to say the [United] team is as good as it has ever been because nobody normally wins the title so easily and by so big a margin, or has this much of a margin at this stage of the season,” said Allardyce.

“It is pretty scary what total they might actually finish with.

“Manchester United have been outstanding and it is been about how their squad rotation has been Sir Alex’s masterpiece as usual, about playing the right team at the right time.

“I suppose you could say that because they got knocked out of the Champions League a little sooner than usual and because they got knocked out of the FA Cup and Capital One Cup, it has given them the strength and energy to be what they are in the Barclays Premier League this year.

“They have not had the normal focus on three or four competitions almost to the end, the focus has come on the Premier League and they have just breezed it.

“They have just gone ‘bang’ and everyone else can’t get near them.”

United were held to a 2-2 draw with West Ham in the FA Cup third round in January.

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