Roy Keane backs surprise challenger but writes off Man Utd in Premier League tips | Football


Roy Keane cannot see Manchester United making an impact this season (Picture: Getty Images)

Roy Keane reckons Tottenham have the best chance of any team to challenge Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table this season, while he has written off the chances of his former club Manchester United.

Keane had just watched Liverpool beat City 3-1 in the Community Shield in an entertaining contest at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.

The Irishman reckons it will be those two teams who finish in the top two places in the Premier League again this season, seeing them as clearly the best sides in the country, although he gives Spurs the best chance of giving them a run for their money.

‘I look around the Premier League and Tottenham are the one team that will think they can get in the mix this season, but Liverpool and City are a class apart,’ Keane told ITV.

‘We saw what they are all about again in this game. The passing and movement was top class and even though Klopp said they weren’t at their best, I thought this was a great game between two outstanding teams.

‘They will be one and two in the Premier League again this season and it’s just a case of what order they will be in.’

Not many would be expecting Manchester United to be mounting a title challenge this season and Keane certainly doesn’t, seeing Erik ten Hag’s side as a long way from that at this stage.

‘Spurs might be closest to them this year, but Manchester United? I just don’t see it. I hope they prove me wrong, but they don’t look good enough for me,’ he said.

‘This has been a good day for Liverpool. A new striker [Darwin Nunez], good habits to get into winning, other teams might be sitting watching this thinking are these teams going to ease off?

‘Not with Pep and Klopp in charge, the hunger and desire from both teams. Klopp got a big smile, looks refreshed, got a new contract – good luck stopping these teams.’

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