Michael Owen, like many pundits, are bound to raise a red flag when asked about Manchester United’s title prospects.
While we are finally starting to show some consistency I don’t think any United fan is walking around the place confident that we’re back in the hunt for titles. There’s clearly progress and it’s important to be mindful of the fact it is easy for football fans to get ahead of themselves.
I think United stand a good chance — but there’s so much football to play.
It would be crazy to write off Man City this early too. If Pep Guardiola can get his side back scoring goals for fun, Liverpool and ourselves will be looking over our shoulders.
The Red Devils gave their title prospects a boost on New Year’s Day thanks to a 2-1 win over Aston Villa at Old Trafford. This moved us level on points with league leaders Liverpool having played the same number of matches (16).
However, former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen has played down Solskjaer’s chances of winning the Premier League this term.
Owen was asked whether United could win the title without Bruno Fernandes and said (via DAZN: h/t Metro): “I’m not sure they can win the title with him to be honest.
“I still think they’re… I think they’re a brilliant counter-attacking team, against the bigger and better teams they are exceptional and can give anyone a problem.
“The question I have is when they’re in possession against teams like Wolves and trying to break them down.”
Owen added: “I watched them the other day and there were no chances. Listen, they’re right in the mix, no question about it.
“They’re second on goal difference and I still think it will be a struggle for them to win the title. But the way they’re playing, anything is possible.”