Manchester United legend Roy Keane believes the Red Devils have recovered their confidence and are in the title race with old rival Liverpool.
are level on points with league leadersLiverpool
with a game in hand and are considered serious contenders.
Sir Alex Ferguson
left the club after winning the 13th Premier League title in 2013 since then Old Trafford dared to dream that another top-flight title could be captured.
United have been struggling in the opening of their 2020-21 campaign and
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
has faced uncomfortable questions during his tenure.
believes United have regained their confidence and have transformed their shocking home form.
The United legend, who played in seven title successes, told Sky Sports of the battle in England this season
: “There's a few [contenders] Liverpool are the strongest, they've been slacking off, a bit sloppy.
“United have sorted out their home form. Tottenham had a good home win. You can't write Man City off.
“We've criticized them recently because they've set such high standards over the years, but there are five to six teams who can challenge.
“[United], if they keep winning football matches. We were really critical at the start of the season. Their home form was so bad, it was shocking. Some of their performances and results.
“Away from home they were fantastic. Even their last few victories, a bit of luck – penalty against Villa, injury-time winner against Wolves. They'll be getting confidence and belief they can at least challenge Liverpool.”
Following the cup games, United's next Premier League game is against Burnley, after which they will face rivals Liverpool at Anfield.