There’s still hope! Man City’s Gael Clichy reckons Man United could slip up

Manchester City's Gael Clichy believes Manchester United could still slip up as the Premier League title race reaches its conclusion

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Gael Clichy joined Manchester City from Arsenal in 2011 Photo: Etihad Airways

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Gael Clichy believes Manchester United could still slip up as the Premier League title race reaches its climax.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side hold a 12-point lead over their bitter rivals and defending champions Manchester City, with 10 league games remaining.

The Citizens managed to overturn an eight-point deficit en route to lifting their first top-flight crown since 1968 last May.

And City defender Clichy is drawing confidence from their remarkable comeback in the 2011-12 campaign.

“If you look at the scenario, it is actually not that much different from last season – eight points behind with six games to go last year, 12 behind with ten to play this time around,” Clichy told the Manchester Evening News.

“If United don’t make mistakes, they will win the title, but everyone is saying United have to lose four games.

“That’s not true, If they draw a few matches we can make up points in that way.

“It’s easier to be 12 points ahead because if you draw one and then lose one you still have a good lead. But one bad result can become two and then the doubts creep in. You ask yourself ‘Is it going to be the same as last season?”

City will make the trip to Old Trafford on 8 April in a potential title decider.

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