Jamie Carragher gives honest assessment of Man Utd's title hopes

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Manchester United's hopes of winning the Premier League are fading - and fast.

Not since last month's 4-1 victory over Leicester City have the Red Devils won in the league, during which time they've drawn to Stoke City, Liverpool and Burnley and lost 4-0 to Chelsea.

They now sit eighth in the table on 15 points, eight behind league-leaders Manchester City and seven off the Champions League places.


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Fans and pundits alike are now beginning to doubt United's credentials as title contenders, with Harry Redknapp recently claiming Jose Mourinho's men have no chance.

Speaking on BT Sport, via the Mirror, he said: "They can't win it, they're not good enough.

"I look at that Manchester United team today, I'd have loved to have gone there a few years ago with a team and played against that team.

"You used to walk in the dressing room, you'd look at the team and they would scare you to death.

"Playing against that team today is way short of a team capable of winning the Premier League in my opinion."

Redknapp isn't alone in dismissing United, with Jamie Carragher explaining on Monday Night Football (see below) how they need a 'miracle' to win the Premier League this season.

"When [Mourinho] first came in he wasn't talking about top four, he was talking about winning the league, and rightly so," he said, per Manchester Evening News.

"The thing about United, and specifically Mourinho, is he normally always makes an impact when he comes in and the question has always been in year three. So we're maybe talking about building something.

"I think they'll be looking at top four and if they won the league from this position it would be a miraculous recovery."

A testing run of league fixtures awaits United, with Swansea City (a) their next opponents followed by Arsenal (h), West Ham (h), Everton (a) and Tottenham (h) after the international break.

It's games against the so called 'lesser sides' where the 20-time Premier League champions need to start picking up points, having lost to Watford and drawn to the aforementioned Stoke and Burnley thus far.

But it's a question of where to start for Mourinho, whose squad is riddled with problems.

Goalscoring is proving a particularly worrying issue, with United goalless in their last three league games and Zlatan Ibrahimovic currently enduring his worst drought since 2007.

The clock is ticking.

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