Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admitted that the destiny of the Premier League title is in Chelsea’s hands after his side could only manage a 0-0 draw at Blackburn Rovers.
Chelsea are one point clear of the defending champions and have a game in hand.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side host Bolton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night in a match described as an “easy game” by Ferguson.
Speaking after Sunday’s stalemate at Ewood Park, Ferguson said: “The title is slipping away when you don’t get a result in a game like today. We had to win them all going into the game. We didn’t do it. That is the disappointment.
“I think it has slipped away from us. It is going to be very difficult to win this league. We have only a lifeline if Chelsea blow it … It’s a big gap.
“This is a fantastic result for Chelsea. They have a home game against Bolton on Tuesday which they will be fancied to win, of course; to my mind they have an easy game.”