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Jamie Carragher predicts how many points Man Utd need to win the Premier League


Carragher thinks United can win the title (Picture: AFP via Getty)

Jamie Carragher believes Manchester United are genuine Premier League title contenders and thinks they could pip Liverpool to the post.

United are just three points behind Jurgen Klopp’s defending champions and will move level on points with the league leaders if they beat high-flying Aston Villa on Friday night.

Liverpool have slipped up in their past two matches, drawing to bottom half Newcastle and West Brom and United can apply the pressure with a win over Dean Smith’s side on New Year’s Day.

Carrgher senses a great opportunity for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to win the division this season, particularly given Liverpool and City’s slide compared to their recent all-dominating seasons.

And he thinks United may only need about 80 points to clinch the Premier League title for the first time since the 2012-13 season.

Manchester United can win the Premier League this season,’ Carragher told The Telegraph. ‘Just hearing that should be enough to gladden the hearts of their fans.

Solskjaer has put his side in a good position (Picture: AMA/Getty)

‘The more I see them, the more convinced I am that it could happen. I do not believe they have radically improved, but such is their firepower they have the ability to win games without producing 90-minute performances.

‘We have seen it so often this season where they have gone from dire one minute to brilliant the next, and their away form makes them dangerous. The biggest reason they have a chance is because the country’s two outstanding sides —Liverpool and City — have dropped back.

‘United could be one of the major beneficiaries of this unique season because the title could be won with little more than 80 points. United are among those who could hit that mark, especially if they remedy their poor results at Old Trafford.

‘In Bruno Fernandes they have one of the Premier League’s outstanding players. A word of warning, though. I am yet to be convinced United are a well-balanced, consistent team. They still have problems.

‘You cannot keep relying on the attackers to get a team out of trouble, and their goalkeeper issue needs to be resolved. David De Gea is still making too many mistakes.

‘If Dean Henderson does not get a run in the side to prove United will not need to sign a new keeper at the end of the season, what was the point of bringing him back to Old Trafford?’

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