Bruno Fernandes concern raised by Michael Owen as Man Utd challenge Liverpool for title
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Michael Owen has explained why he doesn’t think Manchester United will be able to maintain their title challenge to Liverpool. United got off to a stuttering start in the league this season, winning just two of their opening six matches.
But since the 1-0 defeat to Arsenal at the start of November, United have picked up some good form and are unbeaten in their last 10 matches, dropping just four points in the process.
The good run has propelled them up the table and moved them level on points with league-leaders Liverpool.
And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have winnable fixtures coming up this month against Burnley, Fulham and Sheffield United.
However, United do have the small matter of travelling to Anfield in two weeks’ time which could prove to be decisive in the title race.
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Jurgen Klopp’s side have had a small dip in form of late with back-to-back draws against West Brom and Newcastle.
A huge part of United’s successful run has been the continued high performances from Bruno Fernandes, who scored the winner from the spot against Aston Villa on Friday.
And while Owen concedes “anything is possible” this season, the former England international doesn’t think United have enough to mount a serious challenge.
“I’m not sure they can win the title with [just] him [Fernandes] to be honest,” he told Premier League Productions.
“I think they’re a brilliant counter-attacking team, against the bigger and better teams they are exceptional and can give anyone a problem.
“The question I have is when they’re in possession against teams like Wolves and trying to break them down.
“I watched them the other day and there were no chances. Listen, they’re right in the mix, no question about it.
“They’re second on goal difference, but are they as rounded a team as Liverpool or Man City?
“I still think they’re a step behind and I still think it will be a struggle for them to win the title. But the way they’re playing, anything is possible.”
Liverpool can regain their three-point lead at the top of the table when they face Southampton on Monday.
United meanwhile are preparing for an EFL Cup semi-final against Manchester City in a repeat of last year.
Solskjaer came close on a number of occasions last year to winning his first piece of silverware as United boss and will be hoping he can go one better this time around.
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