Today's Top Words:
Gary Pallister rates Manchester United’s Premier League title chances ahead of Liverpool clash

Below is a summary of the full article. Click here for the full version or go back to LFC

Pallister had his say on United’s chances (Picture: Getty Images)

Gary Pallister believes Manchester United are firm challengers for the Premier League title and thinks they have an ‘evens chance’ of going all the way.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side sit top of the Premier League heading into this weekend’s crunch clash with Liverpool.

They moved three points ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s defending champions with a 1-0 win over Burnley on Tuesday night and will hope to open up a six-point advantage with a victory at Anfield on Sunday.

The turnaround in United’s fortunes, the club’s former centre-back Pallister believes, is ‘justification’ for Solskjaer’s appointment as manager and he now thinks they can go all the way.

Advertisement Advertisement

‘To hit the top of the table, albeit just after Christmas was a great feeling,’ Pallister told Sky Sports.

‘It’s been a long road back there and it’s justification for Ole and the way he’s been talking about his team – that they weren’t very far away from clicking. To move to the top of the table justifies the work he’s been doing.

Solskjaer is hoping to land the title (Picture: AFP via Getty Images)

‘I’d love to say “yes, they can win the title” and yes, I think they can. If I was a betting man, I would probably say it’s an evens chance.

‘They’re playing some terrific football. That front three with [Bruno] Fernandes and [Paul] Pogba behind them, if they’re hitting their straps every week or most of the time, I think they can challenge.

“We’ve had ups and downs with this Manchester United side. They’ve shown frailties at times and that’s something Ole’s been trying to address.

‘We’ve had false dawns when Ole first came in, but then straight after the first national lockdown some of the football we played was fantastic. We then slipped into being sloppy and conceding goals at the start of games.

More: Manchester United FC

Man Utd ease fears over Anthony Martial injury before Liverpool clash

Jurgen Klopp branded a 'hypocrite' by ex-Premier League ref ahead of Man Utd clash

Phil Foden sends warning to Man Utd and Liverpool after Man City victory

‘If they can keep up this sort of level, then they can challenge, but it’s all about finding that level more frequently.’

Pallister thinks United’s biggest threats to the title are Liverpool and Manchester City, but thinks his former side can send a ‘real message’ with three points this weekend.

‘Let’s get excited about it. It’s been a long road,’ he added.

‘A club like Manchester United should be up there challenging most seasons and what we’ve seen since Sir Alex left hasn’t been great.

Klopp will try and stop United (Picture: Liverpool FC via Getty)

‘I don’t think we played particularly exciting football or the brand of football we’d expect from Manchester United, but I think that’s something Ole has tried to bring to the fore since he’s come to the club and we’re reaping the rewards right now.

‘There’s a confidence throughout the team. I’m not saying they’re going to win the title. I think Liverpool and Manchester City are still going to have a say in the title race, but it’s set up for such a big game on Sunday.

Advertisement Advertisement

‘If you can beat Liverpool on their patch that would send out a real message.’

MORE : Man Utd ease fears of Martial injury

MORE : Fosu-Mensah explains why he left Man Utd for Bayer Leverkusen

Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

For more stories like this, check our sport page

Advertisement Advertisement

Click to visit Metro | Click to return to LFC

OFFER - LFCLive Ad-free for just £6 year

Already signed up? Click here to login

Dont Buy The Sun

rss icon

Arsenal News - Chelsea News - Everton News - Liverpool FC News - Man City News - Manchester United News - Newcastle News - Spurs News - West Ham News - Celtic News - Rangers News - BeIN Sports Schedule - Internet Commentator Database - Shortwave Radio Schedules - Twitter - - Contact

©2018 LFC Live.

Valid XHTML 1.0 StrictDont Buy The Sun [Valid RSS]