Former Manchester United defender Mikaël Silvestre has voiced his opinion on the title race after his old club went top of the Premier League this week.

Silvestre believes that United are worthy contenders for the league this season and named Leicester City and Liverpool as United’s main rivals in the competition.

This means that Silvestre who left United for Arsenal in 2008 obviously snubbed in-form Manchester City, who look back to their best in recent times having initially started the season on an unconvincing note. 

The Foxes notably won the title back in 2015/16 in what was one of the unforgettable moments of the last decade, and they’ve often looked like being top four contenders since then, but without ever quite managing it over the course of the season. 

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Silvestre seemingly rates them above Pep Guardiola’s 2018 & 2019 winners as the title contenders this season.

Speaking to Ladbrokes, as quoted by the Metro, the Frenchman said: “For me there are only three teams in this year’s title race: Man United, Liverpool, and I’m going to put Leicester in there as well.

“It’s a wide-open season and it’s good for Man United to be in the race instead of playing catch-up and looking on from a distance. Now it’s just a case of staying up there. They’re in a very positive position at this point in the campaign.”

He added: “There’s enough quality in there to challenge for the title. But football is a funny game; you can’t afford to relax because you’ll slip down one or two more places in the table. You need to stay focused.

“I wouldn’t have predicted Man United to be at the top of the table in January back at the start of the season, but that’s the beauty of the game. They’ve taken advantage of other teams’ misfortunes. It’s why the Premier League in general is so interesting. It’s great to see United in that position; I’d call it a very good surprise.”

United will travel to Anfield this weekend in a top of the table clash. They have a good chance to extend their lead at the summit by six points if they can beat Jurgen Klopp’s men.


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