Graeme Souness discusses Man United’s title chances after Chelsea loss

Graeme Souness says Manchester United are back in the title race after Chelsea's loss to Tottenham on Wednesday

Graeme Souness believes that Chelsea’s loss to Tottenham on Wednesday night has blown the title race wide open for the likes of Manchester United.

The west London side suffered their first defeat since September on Wednesday when they were beaten 2-0 by Spurs at White Hart Lane in the Premier League.

The defeat cut Chelsea’s lead at the top of the Premier League table down to five points, with Manchester United now 10 points behind the leaders heading into 2017.

Manchester United have begun to find some form under new boss Jose Mourinho in recent weeks and have just won their last six Premier League games on the spin.

And former Liverpool star Souness feels that Chelsea’s defeat has opened the door for the likes of Manchester United to catch up with the Premier League leaders.

Speaking to Sky Sports after Chelsea’s loss on Wednesday night, Souness said: “Man United are such a big football club and you always feel with them that if they get on a roll with momentum, they take some stopping.

“It’s taken Jose Mourinho a bit longer than I thought it would take him to find out about his players, but he’s come up with a system that’s working now. You have to include them [in the title race].”

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