Steven Gerrard predicts where Man United will finish this term

Steven Gerrard believes that Manchester United will be one of the main contenders for the Premier League title this season

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Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard Photo: BT Sport

Steven Gerrard believes that Manchester United will be one of the main contenders for the Premier League title this season – but it is too early to call them favourites.

The Red Devils have been in fine form this season in what is Jose Mourinho’s second campaign in charge at the club.

Manchester United have won six and drawn two of their opening eight games to leave them in second place and two points behind leaders Manchester City.

Mourinho’s men were criticised by many for their defensive display during their goalless draw with Liverpool at Anfield last weekend.

However, former Liverpool captain Gerrard feels that the Red Devils adopted the right tactics at Anfield and is tipping Mourinho’s men to be one of the main contenders for the title.

Speaking on BT Sport on Wednesday, Liverpool legend Gerrard said: “I’m not saying they are in a position to win the league now, it’s very early, but to go to Anfield is very difficult.

“If you go toe to toe with a team like Liverpool at their place, you know they’re a good team, you could get hurt. You could win the game, don’t get me wrong, you could score goals, but I think that was a typical Man United performance really.

“He got everything organised and defended brilliantly well and got the point they needed.”

Manchester United, who were 1-0 winners over Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday night, are preparing for a trip to Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Mourinho is aiming to be the first manager to lead Manchester United to the Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final campaign in charge in the 2012-13 season.

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