Published: Thu, September 21, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Are Manchester United ready to challenge City and Chelsea for the title?

Are Manchester United ready to challenge City and Chelsea for the title?

The defending Premier League champions endured a tough start to the summer transfer window after Manchester Untied hijacked Chelsea's deal to re-sign Romelu Lukaku.

On paper, it is then nearly plain sailing for Pep Guardiola's side, as they face the likes of Stoke and Burnley before welcoming Arsenal to Manchester in their last arguably tough fixture before the derby.

United certainly look far better than the toothless side that stuttered home in sixth last season, although Europa League, EFL Cup and Community Shield glory was a decent return in Jose Mourinho's first campaign at the helm.

One of United's advantages is that, unlike Pep, Mourinho knows exactly what it takes to win the league in England, having done so three times in two spells with Chelsea.

He has, however, been shunted down the pecking order following the £40 million arrival of Nemanja Matic, with the big-money Serb fitting seamlessly into a holding role.

While City are fluid, United are rugged.

Herrera was voted the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year at Old Trafford last season, an accolade voted for by the United supporters.

"Real Madrid are going to talk about it every summer because he is the best keeper in the world. I want to win titles and feel part of the team and feel important and I really do feel important because the manager makes me feel important". I just try to watch him and enjoy it. Manchester United and Chelsea are now under threat of legal action from the Equality and Human Rights Commission but Crystal Palace, Everton, Newcastle United and Watford were part of the pledge in 2015 and remain below the recommendations for wheelchair space.

"We won three last season so they have more obligation than us".

"I think Ander was important", Mourinho said.

The clubs have made various improvements and all have plans in place for further change.

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