Man Utd Premier League title verdict delivered by Darren Fletcher

Manchester United cannot suffer a title drought like Liverpool have.

That is the view of former Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher, who played for the Red Devils between 2003 and 2015.

Jurgen Klopp looks guaranteed to bring the title back to Anfield for the first time in 30 years, with United failing to lift the trophy since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure in 2013.

That run of almost seven season is already too long according to Fletcher, who won the competition five times as a player.

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Fletcher told beIN Sport when asked about Liverpool’s drought: “Manchester United cannot allow that. The current run is bad enough as it is.

“We need to see Manchester United winning the league in the next two or three years down the line.

“That's being realistic. The bar has been raised in terms of what it takes to win the league.”

The Red Devils finished second under Jose Mourinho but missed out on a Champions League spot under the guidance of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last time out.

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Fletcher reckons that the departures of both Klopp and Pep Guardiola would help his former side finish top, and he can’t seem them staying in England much longer.

He added: “United have to be ready for Man City and Liverpool to drop off, which will probably come in a couple of years.

“I can't see Pep Guardiola still being at Manchester City in two or three years. Jurgen Klopp, too. Maybe it's wishful thinking.

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“Man United have to put themselves in a position to capitalise if that happens.

“Next season I expect a better campaign and in two or three years, I am expecting title challenges and potentially winning.”

Up next for United is the trip to face LASK in the Europa League before taking on Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham in London.

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