Man United can challenge main title contenders, says Chelsea legend
Chelsea legend Tony Cascarino believes Manchester United can launch a title challenge this season
Manchester United can challenge Chelsea and Manchester City for the title this season, according to Tony Cascarino.
The Red Devils recoded their first Premier League victory under Louis van Gaal on Sunday as United were emphatic 4-0 winners against newly-promoted Queens Park Rangers.
He [Di Maria] was sensational all afternoon. He was the difference
United signings Angel di Maria and Ander Herrera scored at Old Trafford on Sunday, whilst Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata put polish on the victory over Harry Redknapp’s side.
With Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind joining on transfer deadline day earlier this month, former Chelsea striker Cascarino is backing United to challenge for the title.
“I’d like to think that they’d be the main contenders to Chelsea and Manchester City,” Cascarino told Sky Sports News.
“I feel that they have goals in their team. Years ago, Ferguson had a side full of Cole, Yorke, Sheringham and Solskjaer. All goals. Strikers that can change games.
“He also had pace in the wide areas. And yesterday, Di Maria basically changed the game.”
Cascarino was particularly impressed with Di Maria’s man of the match performance against the Hoops.
“He was sensational all afternoon. He was the difference. His first intent is to get on the ball and run at people. United haven’t had this for a long time,” Cascarino added.
United are ninth in the Premier League table with five points.