Martin Keown predicts where Man United will finish this season

Martin Keown is backing Manchester United to finish in the top four and challenge for the title this season

jose mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Martin Keown is backing Manchester United to seal a top-four finish in the Premier League this season and challenge for the title – as long as Romelu Lukaku hits top form.

The Red Devils are preparing for their second season under new manager Jose Mourinho following his appointment as Louis van Gaal’s permanent successor at Old Trafford in May 2016.

Manchester United’s form in the Premier League last season left a lot to be desired, with Mourinho’s men struggling to produce consistent performances and eventually ending up sixth in the table.

However, Mourinho managed to make it something of a successful debut campaign as he led the Red Devils to EFL Cup and Europa League glory.

Manchester United have strengthened their squad with the signings of Victor Lindelof, Nemanja Matic and Lukaku so far this summer.

And former Arsenal star Keown feels that Manchester United will be title contenders as long as Lukaku hits top form for Mourinho’s men next term.

Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, Keown said: “If Lukaku fires, United will finish in the top four and challenge for the title.”

Manchester United have not won the Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement back in 2013.

The Red Devils take on West Ham United at Old Trafford in their Premier League opener on Sunday.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Jose Mourinho
William Gallas predicts where Chelsea FC and Tottenham will finish
Ian Wright
Ian Wright states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Tottenham
Owen Hargreaves
Owen Hargreaves: What I really think of Donny van de Beek at Man United
Bruno Fernandes
Dimitar Berbatov names Bruno Fernandes’ main weakness at Man United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screen grab)
Dimitar Berbatov urges Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos to consider Man United move
Jose Mourinho
William Gallas predicts where Chelsea FC and Tottenham will finish
Ian Wright
Ian Wright states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Tottenham
Owen Hargreaves
Owen Hargreaves: What I really think of Donny van de Beek at Man United
Bruno Fernandes
Dimitar Berbatov names Bruno Fernandes’ main weakness at Man United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screen grab)
Dimitar Berbatov urges Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos to consider Man United move
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature