Only a day before England's derby, Barnes says Manchester United is not a title contender.
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is not a threat to Liverpool for winning the Premier League. The Red Devils are currently top of the Premier League table, three points clear of Liverpool before meeting them at Anfield tomorrow.
Barnes says the United players are not fully behind Ole and the Harmony is not right therefore they’re not going to win the league. The Reds legend told BonusCodeBets:
“Liverpool are not in direct competition with Manchester United in my opinion. Liverpool are only in competition with Manchester City for the title.
“There is of course competition because it’s Liverpool versus Manchester United and all of the history that comes with it, they are the two biggest clubs in the Premier League.
“But in reality, in terms of the favourites to win the league, it is whoever finishes higher than Liverpool or Manchester City.
“It’s good for Manchester United that even after getting knocked out of the League Cup, by not progressing in the Champions League they’re actually managing some consistency in the league.
“But of course, that can change if they lose one or two matches because we still understand that the harmony of Manchester United isn’t completely right.
“There are question marks about [Paul] Pogba, is Ole the right manager for them? We still aren’t sure.
“If Manchester United really wanted to make a big push, they should all get behind the manager and support the cause, because they haven’t done that. Bad news stories have to stop coming out to Manchester United for them to maintain further consistency.”