Jamie Carragher makes prediction about Man United and the title race

Jamie Carragher delivers his verdict on Manchester United's Premier League title hopes this season

Jamie Carragher is convinced that Manchester United will be up there fighting for the Premier League title this season – despite their stuttering start.

The Red Devils have endured a mixed few weeks since Jose Mourinho took charge of his first top-flight season as United boss.

United won all four of their opening games in all competitions but a run of three successive defeats heaped the pressure on the Portuguese coach.

Mourinho watched his side squander a 1-0 lead to draw 1-1 with Stoke City at Old Trafford in the Red Devils’ most recent Premier League outing before the international break.

That result left United sixth in the Premier League table and five points behind leaders Manchester City after seven games.

However, Liverpool legend Carragher is convinced that Mourinho’s men will be one of the main contenders for the Premier League title this season.

Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports News HQ, Carragher said: “It was only two or three games ago that we were saying it was probably going to be a shootout between United and City for the league.

“I still think Manchester United will be right up there towards the end of the season.”

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