Harry Redknapp is first to acknowledge a United team once again fighting it out for top honours but insists we’ve a ‘big chance’ of denting their title hopes on Sunday.
Always one of the biggest games of the season at the Lane, United’s latest visit to N17 has added spice as we sit in third place in the Premier League.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s men are second, hot on the heels of their Manchester rivals City, who currently top the table by just two points.
“They’ve done fantastic again,” said Harry. “People say Manchester United haven’t played as well this season, but they are still right up there and you wouldn’t write them off winning the league again.
“You can never write off that team or manager from winning anything.
“You know what you are in for when you play United. You have to be at your best if you are going to get a result. But we’ve got a big chance, they’re a top team - but so are we.”
Harry reiterated that third place is what matters now.
“That’s the key,” he added. “I’ve said all along that we want Champions League football and we’re still in a great position.
“We had a bad weekend last week, but that was a one-off. In all honesty, since the first two games of the season, even the couple of defeats we had we could quite easily have won those matches.
“Last week was the first bad day we’ve had, but it happens. Everyone has them.”