Grant promises United a fight

London, May 6:

Avram Grant has promised Manchester United a fight to the very finish after his Chelsea side beat Newcastle to ensure the English Premier League title race will go right down to the wire.

A hard-fought 2-0 win on Monday stretched Chelsea’s impressive unbeaten league run to 20 games to set up a tense last day of the season on Sunday. The sides are level on points, but with a vastly superior goal difference United remain favourites to retain their crown.

Alex Ferguson’s side need only to match Chelsea’s result against Bolton Wanderers when they travel to Wigan Athletic on Sunday for their 10th title.

But Grant insisted: “We’ve given United a good, good battle and we’ll never give up.” After Michael Ballack and Florent Malouda secured a priceless win, Grant brushed off suggestions that Wigan, managed by former United defender Steve Bruce, will give Ferguson’s men an easy ride.