Patrick Vieira delivers his verdict on Manchester United's Premier League title chances - Manchester Evening News

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Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira believes Manchester United person what it takes to beryllium successful contention to triumph the Premier League rubric this season.

Vieira has made the admittance up of his broadside welcoming the Reds to Selhurst Park connected Wednesday evening. United volition marque the agelong travel southbound knowing that a triumph volition assistance them up to 2nd successful the table, moving them to wrong six points of existent table-toppers Arsenal successful the process.

United stretched their winning tally successful each competitions to 9 matches connected Saturday with a 2-1 triumph implicit Manchester City, moving themselves to wrong a constituent of their cross-city rivals. The Reds' eventual ambition this play is to decorativeness wrong the top-four and unafraid Champions League qualification for adjacent season, meaning speech of being successful the rubric contention is an added bonus.

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And for Palace main Vieira, who has seen his broadside triumph conscionable 1 of their past 5 Premier League matches, it promises to beryllium a stern trial for his players, addressing however United's fortunes from past word person been transformed.

"When you look astatine the past mates of games [Manchester United have] played, the fig of wins they had and however adjacent they are to the top, I deliberation they tin beryllium [in a rubric race]," Vieira told Palace's nine website. "It's a antithetic United [to past season].

"What volition beryllium important for america is to play similar we did [against Chelsea]: with a batch of strength and with a batch of discipline. At home, successful beforehand of our fans, if we negociate to play the benignant of crippled we played [against Chelsea], we volition person much accidental of winning the game."

Palace person struggled for signifier since the run resumed pursuing the decision of the World Cup, losing 4 of their past 5 matches successful league and cup. With his broadside successful hopeless request of 3 points, Vieira has challenged his players to amusement much ruthlessness against United.

"We privation to amended each facet of the shot club," helium added. Look astatine the show we had [against Chelsea]. In that performance, we showed ambition successful the mode we privation to play the game.

"We support moving and we support believing successful ourselves, due to the fact that the chances are there. I privation my players to beryllium much ruthless wrong the container and instrumentality those chances."

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