Alan Shearer predicts where Man United will finish this season

Alan Shearer believes that Manchester United are the favourites to win the Premier League title this season

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Alan Shearer believes that Manchester United are the favourites to win the Premier League title this season – and only Manchester City could stop them.

The Red Devils have made a superb start to the new campaign under Jose Mourinho, with Manchester United having secured two 4-0 wins over West Ham United and Swansea City to kick off the season.

Manchester United endured a disappointing run in the Premier League last season in what was Mourinho’s first campaign in charge, as they struggled to find consistent form and ended up in sixth place.

However, they did manage to secure Champions League qualification as they won the Europa League last term.

Manchester United are now flying high at the top of the Premier League table after two games following their blistering start to the new campaign.

And former England star Shearer reckons that the Red Devils are on course to win the title for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement back in 2013.

Shearer wrote in his column for the Sun: “Teams will be very wary of this United side and defend deep and in numbers to try to nullify them. It has happened in the first two games.

“Yet the strength and height in this side makes them a real threat at set-pieces to break any stranglehold opponents try to put on games, as we have already seen. Once they are ahead and gaps open up, they can then slice teams apart.

“Of course there are bigger challenges to come, not least from Manchester City, who are the only squad I can see beating Manchester United to the title this season. But it is so far, so good as they try to build on the momentum of their cup double last season.

“The manager is a serial winner, he knows how to get these jobs done — particularly in his second season.

“Four years after Sir Alex Ferguson bowed out, it seems they are back and that is a big worry for everybody else.”

Manchester United are now preparing to take on Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday evening as they look to make it three wins in a row.

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