Former Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre claims that the Red Devils are very much in the title race this season whereas Manchester City are not quite in the position to catch up.
The battle for the Premier League crown this season is expected to go down to the wire. Manchester United displaced Liverpool from the top recently and Leicester City are there in the mix too. Chelsea and Manchester City have kind of lost track of late, despite having two of the best squads in the League.
Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspurs were sitting at the top of the table at one stage but have lost that position due to their inconsistent run in recent times. They can still jump back in the race if they regain their consistency once again.
However, Silvestre believes that only three teams are in the race for the title right now.
“For me there are only three teams in this year’s title race: Man Utd, Liverpool, and I’m going to put Leicester in there as well,” Silvestre told Ladbrokes.
“It’s a wide-open season and it’s good for Man Utd to be in the race instead of playing catch-up and looking on from a distance.
“Now it’s just a case of staying up there. They’re in a very positive position at this point in the campaign.”
The former France international also went on to tell about how much the Red Devils are enjoying being at the top at the moment. This is a feeling they had been missing for a number of seasons now.
“The great thing is that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn’t changed anything in recent weeks. From United’s poor run to where they are now, he’s stuck to his plans and his ideas.
“Solskjaer didn’t have to change anything; it was more that the players had to respond to what he was asking them to do.
“United had a fantastic run at the back end of last season, then they managed to bring in some names where the club identified weaknesses and clearly they’re now back on track. Ole just wanted that consistency and it looks like it’s back now.
“When you know the man (Solskjaer), you know he has values and that’s why he was given the job; he reflects what United is about. As a United player you need to ignore the noise in the media – as a manager even more so.