Fergie - Blues to try anything

United boss hits back at Grant

Sir Alex Ferguson has backed his Manchester United team to rise above Chelsea's mind games in the title race.

The Red Devils and the Blues are locked together at the top of the Premier League on 81 points with just two games remaining, although Ferguson's men have a far superior goal difference.

United tackle West Ham at Old Trafford on Saturday, while Chelsea travel to St James' Park to face Newcastle on Monday, with both games live on Sky Sports 1 and HD1.

Hammers boss Alan Curbishley angered Blues counterpart Avram Grant this weekend with his comments that it "would be an injustice" if United did not claim the title.

Grant claimed it was "wrong" for Curbishley to hold such an opinion, but Ferguson feels it is merely a ploy from their title rivals and is confident his players will not let it affect them.

Try anything

The Scot said: "I think Chelsea are prepared to try anything - so let them get on with it.

"I am surprised at this. But I don't need to get involved.

"I've got a team that can answer any questions.

"I don't know why he's (Grant) suggesting there's going to be anything untoward.

"They should know - better than anyone - about these situations."