Jamie Redknapp believes Manchester United could now be involved in a “three-team title race” with Arsenal and Manchester City.
United moved up to fifth in the Premier League table with a 1-0 victory over Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, with Wayne Rooney scoring the only goal of the game.
Louis van Gaal’s side have come in for intense scrutiny this season, but are now just two points behind fourth-placed Spurs, with leaders Arsenal a further five points ahead.
Writing in his Daily Mail column, Redknapp believes United could push for the title alongside Arsenal and third-placed Manchester City (poor Leicester) if they can build up momentum in their next two games.
‘In this remarkable season of the unexpected, Manchester United are now seven points off the top,” Redknapp begins. ‘Do not underestimate what Sunday’s win at Liverpool will do for their dressing room.
‘They have two home games to follow — Southampton and then Stoke — and if they can get up a head of steam, we may be looking at a three-team title race.
‘Manchester City, with a fit Sergio Aguero, are the favourites but United’s 1-0 victory at Anfield could be a game-changer for Louis van Gaal. He has got some credit in the bank now.
‘United had only one shot on target at Liverpool, but it was the winning goal for Wayne Rooney, who is looking sharp again.
‘I’m not saying United will win the title, but they are back in the hunt and we should not write them off,’ Redknapp adds, writing Leicester, seven points ahead of Van Gaal’s side, off.
‘It’s not unusual for United to arrive late into a title race. In the history of the Premier League only eight teams have come from behind after 22 games to win the title.’