‘They are lurking in the shadows’: Dimitar Berbatov believes Manchester United are dark horses in Premier League title race as he insists ‘people aren’t really paying attention to them’
- Berbatov refers to Manchester United as the ‘dark horse’ of the Premier League
- Berbatov says they are being overlooked as title challengers but they could win
- The Red Devils now lie eight points behind Liverpool with two games in hand
- Should they win those, they could move from seventh to second in the table
Dimitar Berbatov refers to Manchester United as the ‘dark horse’ of the Premier League and claims the Red Devils are capable of winning the title this season.
Berbatov believes United – who had a slow start to the season – are in ‘a great position to attack the top and go for the title’ as they have been disregarded as real contenders.
As it stands, Man United are eight points behind league leaders Liverpool but could move to second if they win their two games in hand.
Berbatov has referred to Manchester United as the ‘dark horse’ of the Premier League
Berbatov says they are being overlooked as title challengers but they could win this season
The former Red Devil told Betfair: ‘Everyone connected to the club is, of course, disappointed with being knocked out of the Champions League but that’s in the past now and at the moment things are going well for United in the Premier League.
‘If they win their other game in hand then they will move even further up the table and in my opinion, they are in a great position to attack the top and go for the title. They are lurking in the shadows at the moment. People aren’t really paying attention to them and aren’t really considering them as a title challengers.
‘All the focus is on Liverpool and Spurs, but maybe there will be a few surprises along the way and United will fight for that top spot because it’s a tight race this year.
The Red Devils now lie eight points behind leaders Liverpool with two games in hand
Should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side win, they could move from seventh to second in the table
‘They need to correct this habit of conceding a goal first because, when they come up against a really good team, it’s going to be difficult to turn the game around.
‘United are doing really well so far in the league and I think they can be happy with how they’ve done so far. The big plus is their game-in-hand against Burnley. No offence to the Clarets but United should be taking three points there, which would be massive.’
Manchester United will look to take another step closer to getting their hands on the title by in their highly-anticipated showdown with Leeds United.
Having not face each other since 2004, the pair will go head-to-head at Old Trafford in a game that will revive one of the great English football League fixtures.
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