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Roy Keane names the side he 'expects' to win the Premier League this season

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We’re only six matches into the Premier League campaign and the title race is looking extremely exciting.

Both Manchester clubs lead the way with 16 points, while the likes of Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool and Arsenal aren’t too far behind.

It’s still very early days but it seems that if you finish above both Pep Guardiola’s and Jose Mourinho’s side this season, you’ll be the champions.

While we have to wait until December 9 for the first Manchester derby of the Premier League season, we can get a good understanding of City’s title credentials when they travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea on Saturday evening.

Meanwhile for United, they host hapless Crystal Palace in a match they are expected to win comfortably.

However, Mourinho’s side often failed to beat lower sides at Old Trafford last season - something that meant they had to settle for a sixth-place finish.

But this is a different United side.

Keane 'expects' glory for United

Well, that’s according to Roy Keane anyway who think they will win the league this season.

"United are back. They look like they will compete to win the big trophies,” he said earlier this week.

"Over the last few years, you are thinking they might win a League Cup and the lesser trophies.

"But they are back competing and I expect them to be in the latter stages of the Champions League and winning the Premier League."

Keane on Lukaku

Much of United’s improvement has been down to the incredible start Romelu Lukaku has made to his career at the Theatre of Dreams. The Belgian striker has scored 10 goals in nine matches in all competitions and Keane believes that the £75 million spent on him is actually a bargain.

"He’s a good player, a good age, he knows the Premier League,” he said.

"He was a bargain at £75m. He’s got off to a good start, and seems like a decent character.

"You look at his record at Everton, and he’s gone to a much better team. It’s so obvious he’s going to get 25-30 goals this season.

"The big tests for Lukaku will come in the big games. United haven’t had to play anyone big yet, while you can only beat what’s in front of you.”

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