Alan Shearer predicts where Man United will finish

The Newcastle legend is backing Manchester United to win the Premier League title this season

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

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

The Red Devils finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last season to regress in the English top flight under Jose Mourinho.

The Manchester United boss did secure silverware in his first campaign with triumphs in the EFL Cup and the Europa League.

However, the Portuguese coach has signed Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic.

Manchester United are preparing to compete on four fronts in the 2017-18 season as the Red Devils prepare for a return to the Champions League.

The Europa League winners will start the 2017-18 Premier League campaign with a home clash against West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Former England and Newcastle striker Shearer is tipping Manchester United to win the Premier League title for the first time since 2013.

“There is Mourinho himself. More often than not, he finds a way to win, which is another reason I make United slight favourites [to win the title],” Shearer told BBC Sport.

Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson won his 13th and final top-flight crown back in 2013.

The Red Devils have gone nine years without winning the Champions League as Mourinho won the first European trophy since their success in Moscow.

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