NEWCASTLE - Kevin Keegan will forever be associated with a televised rant against Sir Alex Ferguson more than a decade ago.
But that has not prevented the Newcastle boss from suggesting he would "love it" if his side were to beat Chelsea today - a result which would hand Ferguson the 10th Premier League title of his 22-year reign at Old Trafford.
Although Newcastle have only pride left to play for this season, Keegan has pledged to field a full-strength side with Australian striker Mark Viduka notably delaying treatment for an Achilles problem to ensure he can line up against Chelsea.
Keegan believes the recent form of Michael Owen will be of particular concern for his Chelsea counterpart Avram Grant, while midfielder Nicky Butt, a former United star, makes no secret of his desire to help his old boss Ferguson clinch another trophy.
"I'm a great believer in playing football the right way," said the former England international. "I'm not saying Chelsea don't but it's more attractive to the eye watching United games.
"Football's about not losing and Chelsea have become masters at that.
"Obviously I'd love United to win it and it would be more of a highlight for the football purist if they did." - Sapa-AFP