Man United can’t be trusted in title race, says Cesc Fabregas
Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas pours cold water on talk of a Manchester United collapse this season
Cesc Fabregas has backed Manchester United to turnaround their season despite a poor start under new manager David Moyes.
The Spain international was left frustrated in his pursuit to win a Premier League title during eight years at Arsenal as Chelsea and United were the dominant forces in English football.
However, Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement has prompted a dip in United’s form and the Premier League champions have only managed to collect 11 points from a possible 24 in their first eight top-flight games.
But Fabregas has poured cold water on talk of United collapsing this year and the Barcelona midfielder expects the Red Devils to be in the title race when the season reaches its climax.
When asked in an interview with the Guardian if Arsenal could win the league with United struggling, Fabregas replied: “Haha! With Manchester there is always talk about a dip … a dip, a dip, the end’s coming, it’s over … and they always end up right up there.
“You can’t trust them. Ten years ago I arrived in England and for 10 years I’ve wondered, for 10 years people have said: ‘Look out, this year Manchester might collapse.’ But it never happens.
“That’s one battle I gave up on long ago. Whenever anyone says to me: ‘Manchester won’t be the same this year,’ I say: ‘No, no, no, Manchester will be up there for sure.’”