Ander Herrera makes prediction about Man United, Arsenal in the title race
Ander Herrera explains why he thinks Manchester United - and not Arsenal - are among the favourites for the Premier League title
Ander Herrera believes that Manchester United have what it takes to win the Premier League title this season.
The Red Devils are aiming to lift the trophy for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson called time on his glittering career back in 2013.
Manchester United endured a disappointing campaign in the Premier League under Jose Mourinho last season as the Red Devils ended up in sixth place in the table.
However, the Portuguese coach will be keen to steer his side towards a title challenge in his second season in charge.
Arsenal, meanwhile, kicked off their Premier League campaign with a 4-3 win over Leicester City at The Emirates on Friday night, with the Gunners not having won the title since 2004.
However, Herrera did not include the Gunners in his list of main contenders for the title this season, instead picking out the likes of Liverpool and Spurs as Manchester United’s biggest threats.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Herrera said: “If you’re looking for a favourite for the title, then I would back United.
“The race will be very open and the key for me is to avoid defeats at home and to start the season with a run of victories to prove we are contenders.
“Just looking at statistics and at the squad, you can say that Manchester Untied is a candidate for the title – but we need to demonstrate it on the pitch.
“I don’t see many changes in the title race – Chelsea, City, Spurs, Liverpool and us.”
Manchester United won the Europa League and EFL Cup in Mourinho’s first season in charge last term.
The Red Devils will make a direct return to the Champions League group stage after their Europa League triumph last season.