Arsenal legend explains why Chelsea would finish above Manchester United

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Chelsea are currently top of the league after seven round of matches played in the Premier League so far this season.

The 2021-22 season is expected to be a tough one, and Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea are the expected teams to rival Manchester City who won the league last season.

However, Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn doesn’t think United will be among the title contenders as he claims United don’t seem to be a strong side under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Winterburn has now backed Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City to finish above Manchester United this season.

“They’re a bit slack when they lose the ball and make it too easy for the opposition,” Winterburn told Paddy Power.

“That’s something a manager must instil in a team and Manchester United must improve the dirty side of their game.

‘It’ll be interesting to see if Ole can get this group of players doing that moving forward..

“Ole knows that if he doesn’t win every game, people will say he hasn’t got enough experience and that a different manager would, but we don’t necessarily know that.

“Winning the league is not a forgone conclusion anymore like it used to be under Sir Alex.

“Manchester United were winning at home, so the Everton result has to be considered as dropped points.

“If they’re going to be considered as a title challenging side, this can’t continually happen, or they’re going to come up short.

“I think they’ll come up short anyway. The other three top teams will consistently dig out results when they need to.”

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