Graeme Souness: Why Man United won’t win Premier League title

Graeme Souness tells Manchester United to focus on a top-four finish

Graeme Souness believes Manchester United won’t win the Premier League title.

The Red Devils slumped to their third defeat of the season on Saturday evening after a 2-1 loss to newly-promoted Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium.

They best that they can hope for this season is Champions League

Graeme Souness

Louis van Gaal’s side are three points behind Leicester City, although the Premier League leaders host defending champions Chelsea on Monday night.

Former Liverpool captain Souness insists United should forget about winning the Premier League title this season, suggesting that a fourth-place finish is a more realistic target for Van Gaal’s squad.

“The title is beyond them. They could finish in the top four,” Souness told Sky Sports.

“The criticism is for the football they’re playing, or not playing.”

Souness added: “I don’t see them winning the league. They best that they can hope for this season is Champions League.

“They are only three points adrift because the teams that you fancy haven’t shown any consistency.

“I would expect the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City to show a bit of consistency in the second half of the season and open up a gap.”

The 20-time English champions have won two of their last six Premier League games after a run of three draws and a defeat.

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Van Gaal’s Red Devils side host Premier League newcomers Norwich City at Old Trafford next weekend.

The Dutchman led United to a fourth-place finish and a return to the Champions League in his first season in charge at Old Trafford.

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