Schmeichel believes Man Utd will defend their Premier League title
Chelsea and Manchester City are being ruled as hot-favorites for the Premier League title this season, but perhaps it would be prejudice to leave Manchester United out from the group. The Red Devils have had an impressive preseason as well as a great kick-off to the Premier League season.
A solid 4-1 victory over Swansea City last weekend showed that Manchester United were ready to face the challenges thrown towards them. Under the management of David Moyes, Manchester United will face Chelsea this weekend.
The current Premier League champions have been rated a second-grade threat in the Premier League because of an unsettled camp, comparatively lack lustrous team and the arrival of a new manager.
However, its team chemistry and great management that has led Manchester United to many victories and success. Moyes has pretty much the same squad his predecessor, Sir Alex Ferguson, had at the club. Therefore, hopes of Manchester United’s success rides on Moyes’ managerial skills.
Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel believes Moyes can play a leading role in helping the club defend their Premier League title. The Danish goalkeeper admits Moyes needs to prove his worth, but faith must be shown in the Scotsman.
“That first game I knew was going to set the tone and we went there and won 4-1 in emphatic style and answered a lot of questions that have been asked of Manchester United for the past three months,” Schmeichel told talkSPORT. “Man United looked really solid. There is a lot of strength in depth and a lot of young players coming through the ranks.
“We are hearing that one or two more players might still be added to the squad, but it is a squad of players that won the championship by 11 points only three months ago, so they have got that experience now and they will be much, much stronger this year.”
Schmeichel also ruled out the sale of Manchester United’s wantaway star Wayne Rooney. The former Manchester United captain claims Rooney has directly told him that he will not be leaving Old Trafford this summer.
Regardless of whatever news comes out of Manchester United, Chelsea are still pursuing the 27-year-old England striker. Perhaps the clash of the titans this weekend will decide Rooney’s fate in the Premier League.