Claudio Ranieri predicts where Man United will finish

Claudio Ranieri says Man United can still win the Premier League this season

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

Former Chelsea and Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri believes that Manchester United can still win the title despite a poor start to the season.

Jose Mourinho’s men have only managed to pick up six points out of a possible twelve in the early stage of the new Premier League campaign, losing against Brighton and Tottenham over the last couple of weeks.

A 2-0 win at Turf Moor against Burnley on Sunday will have lifted the mood amongst supporters going into the international break, but Man United will surely have to improve considerably in order to emerge as genuine title challengers.

According to former Leicester City manager Ranieri, who guided the club to an incredible Premier League triumph in 2016, Man United are still contenders in spite of their shocking start to the year.

He told Sky Sports: “It will be difficult, but Pep can do it (win it back to back). Sooner or later, somebody has to (do it).

“Of course there are some good teams who can fight for the title. Look at Liverpool, I think also Mourinho can fight for the title.

“And Chelsea, why not? Tottenham, Tottenham have to fight. Tottenham have everything to fight for the title.”

Next up for Mourinho’s side is a daunting trip to Watford at Vicarage Road to face a team punching well above their weight at the top of the table, having secured four wins out of four so far.

The international break gives Man United plenty of time to prepare for the game which is surely a must-win if the team has any hope of staying in touch with the frontrunners as the season progresses.

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