Keane’s view on Man Utd’s title chances after securing draw at Liverpool
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Manchester United legend Roy Keane can't make up his mind about the Red Devils' title chances after they drew at Liverpool.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side stayed top of the Premier League after keeping their fierce rivals quiet in Sunday's 0-0 draw at Anfield.
The draw extended United's unbeaten run in the top flight to 11 games – eight of which they have won to surge to the summit.
But manager Solskjaer said afterwards he was "disappointed" after his players "missed a chance" to capitalise on Liverpool's recent poor form.
Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes were both denied in the second half as United went in search of a winner against Jurgen Klopp's side, who dropped to fourth place following the weekend results.
And Keane can't decide whether the current Red Devils side can end the club's eight-year wait for a 21st top-flight crown.
Asked whether he thinks United have enough to win the title, Keane told Sky Sports: "I don't know. I change my mind every few weeks.
"These type of performances, certainly, I think United should go back tonight and be encouraged."
Keane, who won seven Premier League titles with United, said the team had made "real progress" under Solskjaer.
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The former midfielder was asked whether Sunday's draw against Jurgen Klopp's side was a step in the right direction, and said: "Yeah I think so.
"It was a big test for them today. First 15-20 minutes, McTominay and Fred were loose with some of their pases. Pogba was, Fernandes was.
"But overall when he [Solskjaer] gets back on the bus and analyses it with his staff he'll go 'you know what, a draw, clean sheet, had the better chances, should have took them'.
"I think Ole will be okay with it, I have to say.
"I think the progress they've made over the last six months, for us to be even discussing that Man United are top of the table, they've come away from Liverpool with a draw, it's been real progress."
But he warned that United's task would only get harder as they try to stay on top, as he urged them to turn draws against their title rivals into wins.
"The next part is the hardest part – in terms of staying up there," said Keane.
"Now they've not quite shown that yet. But overall I'd be pleased with their performance. If you want to win trophies and prizes you're not going to play every game well.
"Winning these tight games – if you want to win to the league you need to win these tight games.
- Jurgen Klopp
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- Paul Pogba
- Premier League
- Manchester United FC
- Liverpool FC
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