Liverpool legend rates Man United’s Premier League title hopes

Steve McManaman has his say on Manchester United's Premier League title hopes this season

Steve McManaman has admitted that he does not expect to see Manchester United claw their way back into the Premier League title race this season.

The Red Devils have been in better form in recent weeks in the top flight after a stuttering start under new boss Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

Mourinho has been tasked with steering Manchester United back into the top four of the Premier League after the Red Devils’ disappointing fifth-placed finish under Louis van Gaal last season.

However, Liverpool legend McManaman does not expect to see Manchester United be able to catch Chelsea in the race for the title this term.

Speaking on BT Sport’s Premier League Tonight show, McManaman said: “I think for Manchester United unfortunately, there are four teams ahead of them that all have to struggle for them to leapfrog them.

“They are playing much better, but I think they’ve still got a bit to get up there really.”

Manchester United finished fifth and won the FA Cup last season under Van Gaal before he was sacked and replaced by Mourinho back in May.

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The Red Devils have not won the title since their triumph under Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2013.

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