Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has backed Manchester United to challenge for the Premier League title this season.
Louis van Gaal’s men defeated Liverpool 1-0 on Sunday with a late strike from Wayne Rooney, which takes them to with seven points of joint leaders Arsenal and Leicester City.
“I think if any team can put a run together in the second half of the season, then they’ll feel that they can do that,” said Rodgers, speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football programme.
“It’s a very open league this season and beating Liverpool at Anfield is a huge win for them. I’ve been involved in those games against Manchester United and you know how much it means to everyone.
“They kept a clean sheet, they took all three points and won’t be that bothered about how they played. They’ll be happy with the win and will look at where they sit in the table and feel that if they can get a run of eight, nine or ten wins, they’ll be in with a great chance of winning the league.
“Louis van Gaal is hugely experienced and has been at the big clubs before. But when you’re at the big clubs, it’s not just about the winning but about the style of play and that’s been the criticism of him. In terms of management, he’s top class and has been for many years.”