03 Sep '11, 12pm

Fergie's assistant writes off ageing Chelsea

Fergie's assistant writes off ageing Chelsea

Manchester United first-team coach Rene Meulensteen (R) has written off title rivals Chelsea as too old to provide a sustained challenge for the Premier League this season. -- PHOTO: REUTERS LONDON (AFP) - Manchester United first-team coach Rene Meulensteen has written off title rivals Chelsea as too old to provide a sustained challenge for the Premier League this season. The Blues have nine players aged over 30 and Sir Alex Ferguson's assistant is convinced that will count against them as they try to keep pace with a United squad infused with young blood this season. While Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has to rely on ageing stars like Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and John Terry, Meulensteen expects United starlets Danny Welbeck, Phil Jones, Tom Cleverley and Chris Smalling to sweep their rivals aside on a wave of enthusiasm. He also believes Manchester City, tipped as se...

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