Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ferdinand Fears Reds Won't Challenge for Title

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ferdinand Fears Reds Won't Challenge for Title

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RIO Ferdinand fears United will not challenge for the Premier League title this season.

The Reds legend believes his former side will finish below City and Liverpool and cites the negativity surrounding Jose Mourinho's side as the cause of his doubts.

"I'm a United fan, and I want to see them win the title, but I fear it's going to be very difficult for that to happen this season," Ferdinand said.

"In the meantime, Manchester City look stronger than ever and Liverpool have improved again.

"I can't see past City and Liverpool as the top two — and to say that about the two clubs who wouldn't be top of any United fan's Christmas card list is horrendous."

Mourinho has cut a frustrated figure during pre-season and has not yet been handed his desired central defensive reinforcements at Old Trafford. …

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