Rio Ferdinand makes bold claim about Man United under Jose Mourinho

Rio Ferdinand says Manchester United can win the title under Jose Mourinho this season

Rio Ferdinand is convinced that Manchester United can win the Premier League title in Jose Mourinho’s first season at the club.

The Red Devils are currently gearing up for the Portuguese coach’s first campaign at Old Trafford after his appointment as the club’s new boss on a three-year deal back in May.

Mourinho has been tasked with restoring United to the top of English football after the disappointment of their fifth-placed finish under Louis van Gaal last season.

United will have to make do without Champions League football in Mourinho’s first campaign in charge.

Mourinho’s side will kick off the 2016-17 campaign with their Community Shield clash against Premier League champions Leicester City at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.

And Ferdinand feels that the Red Devils have what it takes to end their wait for the title under Mourinho.

Speaking in an interview with the Daily Star, Ferdinand said: “I think Manchester United can realistically win the title.

“Between Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool – nobody knows what to expect.

“You can’t really hang your hat on anyone, so they’ve all got a chance because nobody is standing out as a favourite right now.

“Everyone has new acquisitions, new managers and nobody has a settled side yet – you couldn’t say ‘This is Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United’s starting XI.’

“It’s going to be a really open season.”

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United have not won the Premier League since their triumph under Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2013.

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