Ian Wright sets challenge for Man United in title race
The Arsenal legend is tipping Manchester United to stay within touching distance of Manchester City
Ian Wright has challenged Manchester United to somehow stay in touch with the Premier League leaders Manchester City.
The Red Devils lost 1-0 to title holder Chelsea in their last top-flight fixture to lose more ground on runaway leaders Manchester City.
The Citizens are eight points clear of second-placed Manchester United after 11 games to leave Jose Mourinho’s side with a sizeable challenge to overcome.
Manchester United dropped points in a goalless draw with Liverpool at Anfield in a performance that attracted criticism for Jose Mourinho’s perceived negative tactics.
The Red Devils appeared to suffer a hangover from their performance at Liverpool and lost 2-1 to promoted side Huddersfield Town in their next outing.
While the 20-time English champions bounced back with a 1-0 win against title rivals Tottenham in their last game in October, Manchester United succumbed to Chelsea in a 1-0 loss at Stamford Bridge.
Former Arsenal striker Wright told Manchester United that their challenge right now is to somehow remain in contact with Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live:
“They’ve got to try and stay in touch. With the Liverpool result when Jose parked the bus, it was a massive game Man United could have won. It’s a brilliant result for Chelsea, but Chelsea and Man United have to stay in touch.”
Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013 under Sir Alex Ferguson.