Rene Meulensteen won’t rule out Man United title challenge
The former Red Devils number two doesn't expect the title race to be decided until March or April
Rene Meulensteen reckons Manchester United can still challenge for the Premier League title this season.
The Red Devils moved to within eight points of Premier League leaders Chelsea after a 2-1 victory over Stoke City at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.
There is a long season to go. It isn’t even Christmas
And former United assistant manager Meulensteen, who helped the Red Devils win three top-flight crowns, doesn’t believe the title will be decided before March.
“It isn’t too late for [title challenge], but I’d say it is a little bit too early for that,” Meulensteen told Sky Sports News.
“It is going to take something to catch Chelsea because they look very strong.
“There is a long season to go. It isn’t even Christmas. The league will be decided in March.”
Meulensteen added that United supporters can take confidence from their side’s four-game winning run.
“Everyone was waiting for Louis van Gaal, his staff and his players to string a few wins together – and that’s what they’re doing at the moment,” Meulensteen added.
“It is very good.”