Man United only club that can rival Liverpool for EPL title, says Keane

Man United only club that can rival Liverpool for EPL title, says Keane

- Man United thrash Leeds United 6-2 in their Premier League meeting over the weekend

- Bruno Fernandes scored twice while a goal each from McTominay, James and Lindelof handed them the win

- Roy Keane has now backed the Red Devils to challenge for the Premier League title this term

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Manchester United blew Leeds United away after an emphatic 6-2 triumph over their guests at Old Trafford on Sunday, December 21.

Two goals from Bruno Fernandes and one each from Daniel James, Scott McTominay and Victor Lindelof saw the Red Devils triumph over the away team.

The triumph propelled Ole Gunnar Solakjser's men to third on the Premier League table with 26 points after 13 games - five points behind log-leaders Liverpool.

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Man United only club that can rival Liverpool for Premier League title says Keane
Man United star Bruno Fernandes converting a spot-kick during his side's Premier League match against Leeds United. Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA
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Roy Keane has now backed his former club to challenge Jurgen Klopp's men for the EPL silverware at the end of the season. The 49-year-old spoke to Sky Sports after the match, saying:

"I don't believe McTominay there when he said they don't look at league tables.
"Everybody looks at league tables. Players and staff. That's what you're playing the game for. You want to know where you are obviously and where you're heading to.
"It's been a nice few days for United. They had to beat Sheffield United and Leeds just to put another marker down. I still think Liverpool are the strongest but United I think could be the best of the rest."

Meanwhile, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink disagreed with the former Old Trafford star after the former Chelsea striker was quoted by SunSport saying:

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"Best of the rest... no I can't see it. Today they were amazing, don't get me wrong but amazing because they killed Leeds off on their mistakes and that's what they do."

Next up for Man United will be a trip to the King Power Stadium to battle Leicester City on Boxing Day but before then, they will battle Everton in their EFL Cup quarterfinal clash during the week.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United are expected to complete the signing of Atalanta star, Amad Diallo after the striker completed regularities to seal his work permit.

The Red Devils completed the signing of the 18-year-old on transfer deadline day in October and now they are about finalising the deal.

The 18-year-old proved to be one of the hottest prospects in the game last season when he performed excellently in the UEFA Youth League.

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