Man United can forget title talk, Kevin Kilbane tells Louis van Gaal
Manchester United should aim for top-four finish, says Kevin Kilbane
Kevin Kilbane has told Louis van Gaal to forget about guiding Manchester United to the Premier League title.
The Red Devils are 11 points behind leaders Chelsea after a 1-0 loss to bitter rivals Manchester City at The Etihad on Sunday.
Earlier this week, Van Gaal insisted United could still challenge City and Chelsea for the title, but Kilbane rubbished the manager’s claims.
“This week Louis van Gaal was saying United can still win the league, but that is put to bed for them now,” Kilbane told BBC Sport.
“The best they can achieve is third or fourth place and a spot in the Champions League.”
The former Republic of Ireland international reckons City will get a chance to erode into Chelsea’s six-point at some stage this season.
“You look at Manchester City and they are six points off Chelsea, but considering how poor they have been, you think they will come good at some stage and so that has to be positive,” Kilbane added.
“I don’t think Chelsea will go unbeaten this season, they will have a blip.”