Shearer predicts where United will finish this season
Alan Shearer has tipped the Red Devils to mount a serious title challenge this season with only one other team being capable of stopping them.
Jose Mourinho’s side has made an outstanding start to the new campaign, winning both of their first two games 4-0 against West Ham and Swansea City.
And even though the season is still very young, many fans and pundits are now expecting United to be in contention for the Premier League title.
For Shearer, the Red Devils can only be challenged by local rivals Manchester City for the crown.
“Teams will be very wary of this United side and defend deep and in numbers to try to nullify them. It has happened in the first two games.
“Yet the strength and height in this side makes them a real threat at set-pieces to break any stranglehold opponents try to put on games, as we have already seen. Once they are ahead and gaps open up, they can then slice teams apart.” he said
“Of course there are bigger challenges to come, not least from Manchester City, who are the only squad I can see beating Manchester United to the title this season. But it is so far, so good as they try to build on the momentum of their cup double last season.
“The manager is a serial winner, he knows how to get these jobs done — particularly in his second season.
“Four years after Sir Alex Ferguson bowed out, it seems they are back and that is a big worry for everybody else.”http://www.fanchesterunited.com/2017/08/shearer-predicts-united-will-finish-season/