If Manchester City are still in the title race, then so are Manchester United

Old Trafford

As the battle at the top of the Premier League intensifies, there are now three clubs with a second-place finish in their own hands.

Manchester United’s victory over Liverpool on Sunday was majorly significant.

Not only did it lift the Red Devils five points clear of their biggest rivals, but it also showed off once again their big game pedigree which they have under Louis van Gaal which sees them have the best record out of the top five against other sides in the top five.

It also means that a second-place finish in the Premier League is possible for United, as they stayed just two points behind Manchester City and one behind Arsenal.

With both sides still to come to Old Trafford, there are endless possibilities as we enter the final eight games of the campaign.

City and Arsenal have slightly easier fixtures on paper, but United’s tails are up after a huge win and they are now naturally looking up rather than over their shoulders.

Manuel Pellegrini’s men have not been performing to the level we know they can but returned to winning ways at home to West Bromwich Albion this weekend to keep themselves in with a slim chance of claiming back-to-back titles.

Although Chelsea are seemingly running away with the title, if they were to suffer a major slip-up, there are now three teams waiting in the wings.

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