Five reasons why Manchester United could win the title

Posted August 25, 2017

The year before Leicester could have clinched the title at Old Trafford. What a challenge for Harry Maguire as he celebrates his England call-up. Not only has Jones been the main reason United have kept two clean sheets, he's also acted as a platform for the team to build forwards by comfortably bringing the ball out of defence for his team and getting forwards to add a physical presence further up the pitch when needed.

Even if the derby match is moved to the Sunday, United should have a fresher set of players to head into a game that could have a decisive outcome on the Premier League title race, so we may not hear Mr Mourinho complaining about Champions League fixture issues this season. So, if he earned 20 assists on the season, and Pogba had 10 goals, they would get the same amount of points (60). Mahrez, who looked superb against Brighton, has registered three assists already.

The Serbia worldwide recently came out to say that United are capable of handling the pressure that comes with a superb start to the season. He did lead the Bundesliga in that category his a year ago at Borussia Dortmund, and could well repeat the feat in England given the minutes. Having scored twice and assisting twice, along with the four assists registed by Mkhitaryan, the risky pair have contributed to eight goals combined.

Attack: Anthony Martial may have played his way back in to Mourinho's plans following some impressive goal-scoring cameo's off the bench so the Frenchman may come in for Marcus Rashford in attack.

Despite the Foxes' early form, United have all the weaponry they need to claim the points in style.

Speaking after the win vs. Manchester City in Houston during United's preseason tour of the U.S., Mkhitaryan appeared to be in a better frame of mind than last season, when Mourinho rightly judged him not to be ready to play Premier League football.

Conversely, Leicester have lost or drawn 20 of their last 22 away games in the Premier League. Under the guidance of Craig Shakespeare, the Foxes registered away victories to West Ham and West Brom. Both players have been out of action since last season and manager, Jose Mourinho would be pleased to see both of them home out unscathed in a U-23 clash against Swansea.

The versatile Argentine defender underwent surgery back in May after being stretchered out of the first half of a Europa League quarter-final second-leg victory over Anderlecht with a ruptured cruciate ligament in his left knee. Old Trafford was a fortress that teams dreaded visiting, and above all, major silverware was the norm every season. Robert Huth has been ruled out with an ankle injury, and Wes Morgan is doubtful with a back problem. Within a 24 hour span we've seen, heard and learned: United's UEFA Champions League pot, their UCL Draw, the re-signing of striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba make a passionate public stance against racism.