Paul Scholes gives verdict on whether Manchester United are in title race

United, who have won each of their last nine matches in all competitions, came from behind to record a fifth successive league win, lifting them up to third in the table. Jack Grealish opened the scoring for the visitors on the hour mark, but United turned it around inside the final quarter of an hour, courtesy of goals from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.

Erik ten Hag&aposs side are also now just a point behind City in the table. They were eight points behind them after they were thrashed 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium back in October.

Considering the title race has been viewed as a two-way battle between Arsenal and City, the fact that United are now just a point behind their neighbours suggests that they could also be included in the conversation. And that is the view of former Reds ace Scholes, though he has warned that there is a lot of football still to be played.

“We&aposve learnt that they can beat a big team when the pressure&aposs on and they&aposve needed to [step up],” Scholes told BT Sport. “You asked me the question before: are they in the title race? I think you have to say they are.

“If they keep people fit, they&aposre one point behind City now – City for me are still the best team in this league – and it&aposs okay winning games now, but March and April time it&aposs so hard to win those games. Arsenal are going really well, they look a really good team, but injuries could affect them, and they&aposve got a manager who&aposs inexperienced in winning league titles and trophies really.

“There&aposs 20 games to go, there&aposs so far to go in this – it could change by February.”


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