Jamie Redknapp: Why Man United can prove critics wrong and win title
Jamie Redknapp says Man United are capable of winning title despite being an average side
Jamie Redknapp says Manchester United are capable of winning the Premier League title despite not being a great Red Devils side.
The 20-time English champions are in second place and a point behind Premier League leaders Leicester City after a 2-1 win against Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday evening.
Nobody expected [Sir Alex Ferguson’s] side to win it in 2013, but they did. This is not a great United side but they are more than capable
The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last five top-flight games after victories over Everton, West Bromwich Albion and Watford as well as stalemates with Manchester City and Crystal Palace.
Former Liverpool and Tottenham captain Redknapp is adamant that the current United crop can emulate Sir Alex Ferguson’s last title-winning side and win the top-flight crown.
“I have to say I agree with a lot of the criticism being levelled regarding the style of Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United side, but if they win the league, will the fans really care?” Redknapp wrote in his Daily Mail column.
“Yes, they lack the attacking swagger of the past but they are in a great position in the title race. Their neighbours City have already lost games 4-1 home and away this season, so United fans should be careful what they wish for.
“Nobody expected [Sir Alex Ferguson’s] side to win it in 2013, but they did. This is not a great United side but they are more than capable.”
United are a point behind the Foxes ahead of their trip to King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Louis van Gaal’s men host Eredivisie holders PSV Eindhoven in their penultimate Champions League group-stage game at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.