Steven Gerrard has dealt a blow to Manchester United’s title hopes by insisting that they will not be in the running at the end of the season.
United are now unbeaten in seven league games after winning 2-0 at West Brom today.
Liverpool legend Gerrard, however, does not believe this will be enough to produce a title challenge, insisting that the gap to leaders Chelsea, standing at sixteen points going into today’s games, is too big a gap to close.
“They are only a few more pieces away from the jigsaw that will make them compete again at the top,” Gerrard told BT Sport.
“Everyone knows they’ve had a difficult few years before Jose’s come in and slowly but surely they’re moving forward. They’re getting a settled team.
There’s a lot of players within the XI who are playing very well and the bench looks strong as well.
Jose’s made three or four really big signings, they’re settling and doing well.
“I think next year, Manchester United will compete for the title.
“I think this year they’ve maybe left themselves a little bit too much to do.
“But they’re moving forward and playing an awful lot better than they did in previous years. They’ve got a chance [of the top four this season].”
By Steve Osborne @BlizzardSteve75