Redknapp issues ‘nervous’ Chelsea a stark Man Utd warning

Matt Stead

Jamie Redknapp believes “teams will be nervous” when it comes to facing Man Utd.

With the Premier League season gearing up to restart after a three-month hiatus this week, Man Utd sit fifth in the table.

They are three points behind Chelsea in fourth and two ahead of both Wolves and Sheffield United, with even more teams directly behind hoping to usurp them and secure a Champions League qualification place.

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One such team is Tottenham in eighth, who Man Utd face in north London on Friday.

Redknapp, himself formerly of Spurs, believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are positioned perfectly to have teams like Chelsea and Leicester “looking over their shoulder” by the end of the season.

“There are important players coming back,” Redknapp told the Sky Sports Football Podcast.

“If you look at Manchester United right now, they’ve got a young man in Marcus Rashford who is now fit for his team. That’s going to be amazing to have him back for United. It’s like a brand new signing – one of the best centre forwards in the world or wide players, wherever you want to play him. So I think United will look at that and think ‘we’ve got a real chance’.

“It will be interesting to see the dynamic in midfield, too, with Paul Pogba coming back as well. There’s so much talent in that area now and if you can get that midfield working together then you’ve got a really big chance.

“Teams will be nervous about United. The likes of Chelsea that are already in the top four will be looking over their shoulder.”


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