Graeme Souness’s five-word response when asked if Man United can win title next season

Graeme Souness delivers ruthless assessment of Manchester United's Premier League title prospects

Graeme Souness has poured cold water on talk of Manchester United winning the Premier League title next season.

Louis van Gaal is facing an uncertain future at Old Trafford as Paris Saint-Germain target Jose Mourinho continues to be linked with the Manchester United manager’s position.

The 20-time English champions are set to finish outside the top four for the second time in three seasons after the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager led United to fourth place in his first campaign in the Premier League.

The most-successful domestic side in England still have the chance to win some silverware this season ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final against Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace side at Old Trafford.

However, former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Souness doesn’t envisage United making much progress over the summer months amid continued speculation linking the Red Devils with Mourinho.

Asked how far away United are from winning the title again, Souness told Sky Sports: “They’re a long, long way.”

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United haven’t won the Premier League since 2013.

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