Man United's title charge is 'not impossible', claims Graeme Souness

Manchester United’s title charge is ‘not impossible’, claims Graeme Souness but says rivals Arsenal and Manchester City would have to have ‘an incredible collapse’ and Marcus Rashford would have to stay fit for the Red Devils to ‘have a chance’

  • Graeme Souness can’t rule out a Man United title charge if Marcus Rashford is fit
  • The pundit admits it is a tough task with Arsenal and Man City ahead of them
  • Souness said it’s ‘not impossible’ to bridge that gap if Rashford is available 

Graeme Souness cannot completely rule out Manchester United as Premier League winners this season – as long as they can keep their main man fit.

The former Liverpool man accepts that it will be difficult for Man United to overhaul Arsenal and Man City to get to the top of the tree by the end of May, but not impossible.

He told Sky Sports it was imperative that Erik ten Hag’s Man United continue to win games where they can, and that relied on the involvement of Marcus Rashford, who has stepped up to score a raft of goals for the Red Devils this season.

Speaking before Manchester United’s match with Leicester City, Souness said: ‘It’s not impossible, I very much doubt it. I think several things would have to happen. City and Arsenal would have to have an incredible collapse, they’d have to fall off a cliff. I don’t think that will happen. 

‘From United’s point of view for them to continue to win games they have to keep their main man fit and that’s Marcus Rashford – 22 goals already this year, five goals last year. He isn’t finished. Keep him fit and they have a chance. 

Keeping Marcus Rashford fit is a key part of maintaining Man United’s momentum this term

Graeme Souness said he cannot completely rule out Man United as title winners this season

‘But Arsenal and Man City, they’re not going to collapse, not in that manner.’ 

Rashford proved his vital nature to Man United in the first half of the match against Leicester, scoring in the first half to take his tally to 23 goals.

The Premier League title race took more twists in Saturday’s matches, with Arsenal securing a stoppage time victory against Aston Villa, and Man City dropping two points at Nottingham Forest.  

Manchester United next face the task of overcoming Barcelona in the Europa League on Thursday night, before the League Cup final next weekend, and West Ham in the FA Cup at the beginning of March. 

Man United last won the Premier League title in the 2012-13 season, to claim their 20th first division title in their history.  

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