Arsenal legend: Manchester United out of title race

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Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit believes Manchester United are out of the title race and are poor tactically.

The Red Devils have had a poor start to the season and have just 11 points from their opening eight Premier League games. 

And, the former French international believes there are many issues that David Moyes needs to address at Old Trafford. 

Speaking to the Daily Star about United's troubles, Petit said: "I think Manchester United have dropped too many points. They are missing a balance in their team.

"I am still questioning why they are playing Wayne Rooney in midfield - and why they are still playing with two holding midfielders."

"Manchester United have enough power to impose their strengths on opponents.

The ex Gunners ace has though insisted David Moyes is a good manager, but believes the pressure is very much on the Red Devils boss ahead of their next couple of fixtures. 

Petit continued by saying: "David Moyes is a very good manager but there will be more and more pressure on him. He needs wins and the next two league games are massively important. After those they have Arsenal at home.

"There will be a lot more pressure when they play Arsenal if they haven't won those two [against Stoke and Fulham]."

"There's no balance in the team between the attacking strength and the rest.

"They are conceding too many goals with two holding midfielders in front of the defence.

"As manager, you have to question yourself and find the right answers."

Petit has overlooked Moyes' side in the race for the title and expects it to be a three horse race for England's top prize. 

He has also praised Liverpool's first XI, but believes the Merseyside outfit will struggle if their top stars suffer with injury.  

He finished by saying: "It's between Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City.

"Liverpool's first XI is very good. The season will be long and they are not playing Champions League games but the fact is they are a little bit outnumbered, especially if Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge or Steven Gerrard get injured.

"Chelsea can challenge, definitely. It will be a perfect return for Jose Mourinho if they win the Premier League."

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