Man United sent clear warning about Chelsea in the title race

The Arsenal legend isn't discounting Chelsea from the Premier League title race despite both Manchester clubs being talked up as favourites

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Martin Keown has warned Manchester United not to underestimate defending champions Chelsea in the Premier League title race.

The Red Devils have made an impressive start to the Premier League season as Manchester United go toe-to-toe with Manchester City.

Jose Mourinho’s side have collected 13 points from their opening five games with a return of 16 goals thanks in part to Romelu Lukaku’s performances.

The Citizens are sitting at the top of the Premier League table but the Red Devils have an identical record as their city rivals.

Both Manchester clubs are the leading contenders to win the Premier League title this season despite Chelsea lifting the top-flight crown in two of the past three seasons.

Former Arsenal defender has warned Pep Guardiola and Mourinho that Chelsea shouldn’t be discounted from the Premier League title race.

“I think there’s a lot more to the Premier League than just those two [United and City],” Keown told the Daily Mail.

“I wouldn’t underestimate Chelsea. Conte won three titles on the trot with Juventus. He’s a serial winner. They have a special group of players. They are definitely in the mix.”

Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson won the top-flight crown for the final time.

The Citizens lifted the Premier League trophy in 2014 after Manuel Pellegrini’s side managed to beat Liverpool to the title glory.

Chelsea have won the Premier League crown in two of the past three seasons after finishing seven points of Tottenham Hotspur in the title race last term.

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