Roy Keane reckons Man Utd current crop can challenge for title

Roy Keane reckons Manchester United’s current squad can challenge for the Premier League title this season following the club’s impressive 6-2 thrashing of Leeds.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side rose to third in the Premier League following a thumping victory over their old rivals, moving five points behind league leaders Liverpool with a game in hand.

It was a hugely encouraging performance from the Red Devils who have now won six of their past seven league fixtures, and former captain Keane – a notoriously fierce critic of the side – admits the current side may just be proving himself and people wrong.

“I think over the last few months they’ve been heavily criticised, particularly over the home record,” Keane said on Sky Sports.

“I’ve been quite critical of the back four, the goalkeeper, questioning where this team is going, but the name of this game is proving people wrong.

“Maybe, just maybe, this group of players can do that.”

Manchester United‘s recent consistency in the league has seen them swiftly climb a competitive division, with just six points currently separating second-placed Leicester and West Ham in tenth.

Keane inisst that champions Liverpool remain the favourites to retain the title, but sees no reason why his former side cannot emerge as the Reds’ closest challengers after putting themselves in a ‘great position’ for a title tilt.

“They’ve been winning games, and that’s all you can do. United are in a great position considering how slow they were out of the blocks. If United can get their house in order at home, there’s no reason why United can’t stay up there.

“I think Liverpool are still the best, but there’s no reason why United should not be fancying their chances in terms of pushing Liverpool.”

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