Kidd: Title race not over

Former Manchester United assistant manager Brian Kidd has insisted that the title race is not over, despite his current side Manchester City trailing the league leaders by thirteen points.

Kidd, who lifted won the league title as a player at Old Trafford before being part of five more triumphs as Sir Alex Ferguson’s right hand man, has said this could still be a “great” season for City, drawing on last season’s run in.

United will clinch the title on Monday night they beat Aston Villa, and Tottenham Hotspur beat the Champions at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Ashley Young has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury sustained in the Manchester derby a fortnight ago.

Sir Alex Ferguson described the news as “a bad blow” ahead of the final five games of the season.

Elsewhere, the United boss has once again rubbished speculation that Wayne Rooney could move to Paris Saint Germain, saying there is no substance in such reports.

Finally, United duo Robin Van Persie and Michael Carrick have both been named in the six-man shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year.

Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and Juan Mata are also on the list, along with Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale, and Luis Suarez of Liverpool.