'Manchester United never had to get out of first gear to beat Portsmouth. Without being disrespectful to Pompey this was by far the easiest of the week`s matches for the 3 title chasers.
That win for United has put them in a pretty much insurmountable position now as they can afford to lose a match and still take the title back to Old Trafford. They could lose to Arsenal at home in a few weeks and still win the trophy. That`s suggesting that Liverpool and Chelsea will win all their games and I certainly don`t think that`s a given and didn`t before the midweek games.
I`d also expect Manchester United to beat Tottenham this weekend despite their huge Champions League clash with Arsenal looming large. The cushion they now have at the top should allow them to relax more and after a recent slump in form I think they are due a big performance.
Spurs certainly won`t be easy to beat as they proved in the Carling Cup final and are one of the Premier League form teams. However, despite their good form and massive improvements, I`d expect United to pick up another 3 points towards the title.'