Clichy backs United for title

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Arsenal defender Gael Clichy expects Manchester United to claim the Premiership title.

United have a few injury problems at present but are six points clear of nearest challengers Chelsea and Clichy believes they have enough quality to hold on to their lead.

Clichy feels Cristiano Ronaldo is United's biggest weapon and will continue to produce match-winning performances for the rest of the season.

"Collectively United are very strong and they have players that can individually make the difference like Cristiano Ronaldo," said Clichy in The Sun.

"He is the best player I've ever played against. He is quick, skilful and clever.

"If United have their injured players back quickly then they will win the title."

Arsenal are no longer in the hunt for silverware after a nightmare period at the end of February, but Clichy has challenged his team-mates to finish the season in style.

"We lost everything in 11 days really - the Carling Cup final against Chelsea, the UEFA Champions League against PSV and the FA Cup at Blackburn," he recalled.

"We need to finish the season well and achieve third spot to guarantee a place in the Champions League next year."