Dwight Yorke claims Manchester United can win the Premier League this season

By Amreen
Yorke has claimed United can win Premier League
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Dwight Yorke has claimed Manchester United can win the Premier League title this season and that their midfield is "better than Liverpool's".

Jurgen Klopp's men smashed United 5-0 in late October as James Milner, Naby Keita, and Jordan Henderson lined up against Scott McTominay, Fred, and Bruno Fernandes. But Yorke has insisted that the Red Devils have a better midfield which can help them win the league title this season.

The former Man Utd striker told talkSPORT: “I think we have a squad of players capable of winning the Premier League. Are they playing like champions? No. I think you have to go back to three or four seasons to Leicester when they won the Premier League. You look at the players they had and we have a squad that is very much capable of winning the Premier League.

“When you have the likes of Sancho and Marcus Rashford not being able to get into the team, and you talk about us not being strong enough? I don’t buy that. We have a fantastic squad, we strengthened in defence, we have a fantastic goalkeeper, we’ve got attacking fullbacks. People talks about the midfield, but you can’t have a perfect team.

“I look at Liverpool’s team and, no disrespect, but they are playing with Jordan Henderson in midfield, Naby Keita and… I can’t even remember who played alongside them when they beat us. You would have fancied your chances against that midfield Liverpool played. These players are very good players, but when you look man-for-man at Man United, they should be manning up to do better.

“For some reason at the moment, they have failed at this moment in time. It’s no surprise we are under the cosh at the minute because the results haven’t been going [well]. That’s not just for Ole, but for any other manager.”

United 2-0 loss to Manchester City last weekend has seen them drop to sixth on the league table, nine points off leaders Chelsea.