Sky Sports pundit Ray Wilkins has tipped Manchester United for the Premier League title.
United started the season off with a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup, but Wilkins says that it was Real Madrid’s games against Barcelona in the Spanish SuperCopa that made him realise how good Manchester United are.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Wilkins said:
“I think Manchester United’s business was done very, very quickly, very sharply and very professionally as well.
“They look now as if they’ve got a squad of players that’s going to take some beating to be perfectly honest.
“When I saw them lose to Real Madrid I thought ‘wow’ that was a beating but at times Manchester United took them to the sword as well.
“Then when I saw Real Madrid play Barcelona and they wiped the floor with Barcelona, I think it puts into perspective how good Manchester United could be this season.
“I fancy them strongly.”
United have since won their opening three Premier League games of the season and sit top of the table having scored 10 goals and kept three clean sheets in the process. They return to action this weekend with a trip to Stoke City.