Andy Townsend predicts where Man United will finish this season
Andy Townsend believes that Manchester United will be serious Premier League title contenders this season
Andy Townsend believes that Manchester United will be one of the main contenders for the Premier League title this season.
The Red Devils have made a brilliant start to the new season under Jose Mourinho as the Portuguese coach looks to steer his side to Premier League glory in his second campaign in charge.
Manchester United have won four and drawn one of their opening five Premier League games to leave them joint-top of the table alongside Manchester City.
The Red Devils have looked like an impressive attacking force this season and have won three of their games by a 4-0 scoreline, including the victory over Everton at Old Trafford last weekend.
And Townsend is convinced that the Red Devils will be serious contenders for the Premier League title this season.
Speaking on The Debate on Sky Sports, Townsend said: “I think United will be really close this year, I really do. I think City clearly have an amazing squad, and when they play at their very best, they produce a level of football few can get close to.
“I think over course and distance, Jose Mourinho’s sides have always been ultra-competitive. I do feel that United will be very, very close.
“Jose will do whatever it takes to win. Whether that means leaving players out, playing them in different positions, over these 10 months I think he’ll always be right in there with this United team.
“I think United have shown that they have that bit that Fergie’s team always had. It wasn’t a case of getting out there with a 2-0 defeat, it was a case of going to Old Trafford and getting beat by five.”
Manchester United will look to continue their strong start to the season when they take on Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon.
Mourinho’s side finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last season but also won the Europa League and League Cup.
Manchester United kicked off their Champions League campaign with a thumping 3-0 win over Basel at Old Trafford last week.