Dwight Yorke believes Manchester United can still challenge for the Premier League title this season.
The Reds have started the season in patchy form — winning just five of the first 11 games of the season — and it doesn’t look like our defence, midfield or attack has improved from last term.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side suffered their second loss of the campaign on Saturday at the hands of Leicester City, who ran out 4-2 winners against a sloppy United.
The run continues with United now without a victory in the league in their last three matches ahead of a tough run of games domestically, including Liverpool at Old Trafford this weekend. We sit five points adrift of league leaders Chelsea, and the pressure will increase on the manager if he drops more points versus the Scousers.
Former United striker Yorke feels his former teammate Solskjaer needs a big result to make the noise ‘go away’.
‘Yeah, it’s only five points,’ Yorke told TalkSPORT, as quoted by the Metro. ‘We’re only eight games into the season. I’d have been a bit concerned if we were a bit more adrift, but that’s not the case.
‘Teams around us have been dropping points equally, maybe not in recent times but they have dropped points.
‘The one thing that United have been good at under Ole is getting big results against the big teams, and that will close the gap.
‘He’s got a huge game coming up this weekend [against Liverpool], we know that. If he can get maximum points then all this will go away.
‘It’s a simple solution to management when you’re in difficult positions, you need results and that’s what Ole needs to do at the weekend.’