Former Manchester United star Paul Scholes does not assess his former side’s chances of winning the Premier League title and reckons that there are only two teams capable of lifting the trophy.
This season has been billed as one of the closest races in years and so it started. Chelsea sit at the top of the table and are the only club to have won five of their first seven top-level games. Liverpool are just one point behind four clubs with 14 points.
Manchester City and Manchester United are among them, with Everton and Brighton completing the quartet. The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo prompted a few pundits to suggest the Red Devils could challenge the honors.
They have not won the title since the 2012-2013 campaign because Sir Alex Ferguson finished his term in style. City are favorites to defend their title while Liverpool have been tipped to push them to the end.
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And Scholes believes the teams that drew 2-2 before the international break are the ones to catch up.
“I think it’s between Liverpool and Manchester City, I think there are three great teams [including Chelsea]He said on the Sky Sports Overlap forum. “United haven’t collapsed, but it’s very early.
“I just think City and Liverpool, watching this game, the quality was so high. I just don’t see any other team coming close to them.
Scholes considers United’s momentum
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have had a great start to the season, with four wins and one draw in their first five matches. But they stumbled in their last two outings, losing at home to Aston Villa before drawing a 1-1 draw with Everton.
The Norwegian tactician has been criticized for not pitching Ronaldo against the Toffees. And it seems likely that the Portuguese skipper will get the green light against Leicester City on Saturday.
United may still have a say in the proceedings this term. But Scholes thinks it’s far more likely to challenge in the near future.
“For Olé [Gunnar Solskjaer] this season you have to feel them coming, with City when they won the league 10 years ago they were putting pressure on the teams, you felt them coming, ”he added.
“With Liverpool you also felt them coming, I think they lost a point to City or something.
“I think this season, which would be acceptable [for United] it’s just to feel this team coming like Liverpool and City did.
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