Premier League legend rates Man United's chances of winning EPL after derby win over City

Premier League legend rates Man United's chances of winning EPL after derby win over City

- Roy Keane has downplayed Man United chances of winning the league after their huge win over rivals Man City

- United stunned the league leaders 2-0 at the Etihad on Sunday evening, March 7, to keep alive their slim hopes of carting home the crown

- A massive 11 points separate the Red Devils with Pep Guardiola's men with just 10 matches left to end the season

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Former Man United star Roy Keane has said the club does not stand any chance of rivaling Man City for the Premier League title despite their derby win on Sunday evening, March 7.

Premier League legend rates Man United's chances of winning EPL after derby win over City
United stunned the league leaders 2-0 at the Etihad on Sunday evening, March 7, to keep alive their slim hopes of carting home the crown. Photo by Matthew Peters.
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United staged a five-star performance at Etihad Stadium to down the league leaders and city rivals to bounce back to winning ways after their midweek disappointing draw against Crystal Palace.

Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw found the back of the net in either half of the thrilling encounter to help the Red Devils end City's 21-game unbeaten streak.

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Prior to the weekend fixture, the Citizens had won 15 straight EPL matches to establish themselves as outright title favourites as the campaign enters its homestretch.

Despite their defeat in the hands of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men, the Etihad dwellers still enjoy an 11-point cushion over their fierce rivals.

With 10 matches left to end the season, a section of fans and pundits believe United's title hopes are not over and could actually mount a serious challenge for the crown.

But Keane, an ex-Red Devils captain has maintained his former will find it difficult to match City's abilities to win the league this season.

The legendary defender, however, admitted the Old Trafford-based side have recorded some significant improvement this term compared to the previous when they finished third.

"For the league? No. Very, very difficult but they’ve got such an important end to the season with cup games coming up, it was vital they kept that momentum up," he said when asked if United could still win the league after the derby win.

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"We said earlier in the season, could they be the best of the rest? And I think they’ve proven today that they can be. Excellent," he added as cited by Metro UK.

Man United currently sit second on the log with 54 points, one ahead of third-placed Leicester after 28 rounds of fixtures.

They will be looking to build on their win over City when they take on West Ham in their next league match set for Sunday, March 14, for a chance to keep their slim title hopes alive.

Ibitoye Shittu is an award winning Sports Journalist with more than 10 years experience in News-writing, reporting and Public Relation. He is an HND and B.SC holder of Mass Communication and can be reached on Twitter @Ibishittu

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