Solskjaer tips Manchester United or Chelsea for title

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Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that Chelsea are the only team standing in the way of the champions from reclaiming the Premier League title this season, reports Sky Sports.

The Molde manager - who enjoyed nine successful years as a player at Old Trafford - is backing his former club to clinch their 21st English top-flight trophy next May.

David Moyes has endured a difficult start to life with the Red Devils, after succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson as manager during the summer.

However, Solskjaer is confident the old Everton boss can galvanise his Manchester United players, and guide them to the Premier League summit again by the end of the 2013/14.

"Man United and Chelsea, those two for me are the main contenders," he said. "David's started slowly then the machinery has started to work now so I'm pleased with the progress they've made.

"Everyone's talking about a bad, bad start but if you look at the other championship contenders they're not very far ahead.

"Of course Man United can win it, absolutely no problem. They've got the players to do it, they've got the history to do it, now when David is getting to know the players, I'm sure we'll improve."

The return of Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge has also given Chelsea a strong chance of challenging for the title, and are currently one point and one place ahead of Manchester United in the table.

Solskjaer, though, remains confident that his old employers, who remain very close to his heart, will come out on top.

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