Legendary football coach Sir Alex Ferguson has given his endorsement of the talent of young Super Eagles attacker Alex Iwobi while also posturing Arsenal, Iwobi’s club, as premier league title challengers this season.
Arsenal sit pretty good at the upper echelon of the EPL table and Iwobi has been instrumental providing 3 assists so far, and Sir Alex Ferguson, who won a record 13 Premier League titles as United manager, believes Iwobi has helped to make Arsenal more competitive.
“You shouldn’t forget Arsenal (in the title race),” Ferguson said in an interview with German magazine, Kicker.
“The team is more sturdy, they’ve got better and more aggressive. I’m impressed with the young boy Iwobi.”
He also praised Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho and gave his say on who he thought were title challengers..
“It can happen that big clubs lose it (their identity). For two decades, Liverpool changed managers without building their own identity.
“You can now well and truly sense that you have to count them in this year. You can see Klopp’s dedication on the sideline – I’m convinced his work in training is similar. He’s a strong personality. That’s absolutely vital at a big club.”
“I think there are five potential candidates,” he said. “Manchester City as favourites, Tottenham and Liverpool, but also United are still there if we get some consistency soon. Even when you are trailing by six, eight points, it’s still possible to catch one or two teams.
“Guardiola’s skills are beyond debate, Antonio Conte is getting Chelsea on track, but Mourinho can also rival Guardiola – he’s won the Champions League with two different clubs and titles in three different countries.
“For my money Mauricio Pochettino has fantastic potential. Spurs have a good mix of youth and experience. Top players like [Harry] Kane or [Eric] Dier were injured but they’re still in a good position.”