Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fergie's Departure a Boost Fergie's Departure a Boost for Reds' Rivals Says Keown

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fergie's Departure a Boost Fergie's Departure a Boost for Reds' Rivals Says Keown

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MARTIN Keown can see a 'chink of light' for United's Premier League title rivals following the summer exit of Sir Alex Ferguson.

of light' for United's Premier League title rivals following the summer exit of Sir Alex Ferguson.

After a tricky pre-season campaign, dominated by talk of Wayne Rooney's future, the clock is ticking down to David Moyes' first competitive game in charge.

After a tricky pre-season campaign, dominated by talk of Wayne Rooney's future, the clock is ticking down to David Moyes' first competitive game in charge.

That tomorrow's trip to Swansea is followed immediately by matches against Chelsea and Liverpool, with City to come only two games later, Moyes is facing up to the most difficult of starts to his Old Trafford career.

Keown knows he has the ability to make a success of the job. But it is doubtful anyone could emulate the sustained trophy gathering that became such a hallmark of Ferguson's tenure.

And that, according to the former Arsenal man, will give all United's rivals a little bit of hope. …

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