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Graeme Souness has delivered a damning verdict on Manchester United’s title hopes after their 1-1 draw with West Brom.
United lost two points on Sunday after being held back by the Baggies threatened by relegation.
It was Albion who took the lead in the game from the start. United required a volley from Bruno Fernandes to reestablish parity but were unable to build on it.
The result leaves them seven points behind their rival Manchester City, which has a game in hand. Although there are still 14 games to play for United, their chances of winning the league are fading fast.
After the match, Sky sports Expert Souness disagreed with United captain Harry Maguire’s claim that Hawthorns was a difficult place to go.
Instead, the former Liverpool midfielder highlighted how important lost points could be for United.
“This is such a bad result for Manchester United,” he said.
Maguire just said that it is a difficult place to come. West Brom have won a home game against the last team, is it a difficult place to go if you are second or third in the league?
“West Brom had the best chances. That’s an exceptionally poor performance and result for Manchester United, when you think they have a chance to put pressure on Manchester City. Oh. “
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The sun doesn’t give up
Although he insisted that he never expected United to be in a title race, the manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave a mixed message on his chances of competing for first place after the West Brom game.
“I said we shouldn’t talk about [in the title race]”Said the United boss. “A compliment to the guys who got into the position that we are now.
“We will not let them [Manchester City] run away with him, we’ll play them soon. We are not giving it away early, no, we are not. “
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