Former star names date when Man Utd can win Premier League title

Date published: Wednesday 11th March 2020 9:20 - James Marshment

Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has named the time when he feels Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have the Red Devils fighting strongly to win the Premier League title.

The Red Devils are one of the form sides in the Premier League, having now not lost in 10 games stretching back to January 22 when Burnley recorded a 2-0 win at Old Trafford.

Since then, the club have brought in Bruno Fernandes and the brilliant Portuguese has been the catalyst for an excellent run of form that has seen United climb to fifth in the Premier League and just three points behind Chelsea in fourth.

United’s upwardly-mobile status represents a solid upturn in fortunes for Solskjaer, with one BBC pundit stating after the defeat to the Clarets that “he would be amazed if he lasted the season at Old Trafford”.

It also proves, for now at least, Ed Woodward right for the executive vice-chairman’s very public backing of the Norwegian manager.

United are one of just two sides to take Premier League points off runaway leaders Liverpool this season, while United have also beaten Manchester City three times in four encounters this season, including a Premier League double.

And rather than thinking about the negative side of things, former midfielder Fletcher reckons they can further close the gap on their arch-rivals in the coming two seasons.

Talking about Liverpool’s 30-year wait for a league title, Fletcher said: “Manchester United cannot allow that. The current run is bad enough as it is.

“We need to see Manchester United winning the league in the next two or three years down the line.

 

 

“That’s being realistic. The bar has been raised in terms of what it takes to win the league.

“I can’t see Pep Guardiola still being at Manchester City in two or three years. Jurgen Klopp, too.

“Maybe it’s wishful thinking, [but] Man Utd have to put themselves in a position to capitalise if that happens.

“Next season I expect a better campaign and in two or three years, I am expecting title challenges and potentially winning.”

Meanwhile, the impact of Fernandes at Old Trafford has reportedly brought a massive change of heart from the seemingly-unsettled Paul Pogba.

 

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