Cole: “The two teams at the top – Liverpool and Manchester City – they’re pulling away from everyone.”
By Dan Sansom
Final Up to date: 11/09/19 7:27pm
Andy Cole says Manchester United are “still a few years away” from competing for the Premier League title, however believes they will shut the hole on Manchester Metropolis and Liverpool by sustaining a affected person strategy.
United, who final received the league title in 2013, are eighth within the desk after 4 video games and path league leaders Liverpool by seven factors.
They completed 32 factors behind champions Metropolis final time period, however former United striker Cole says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet want to remain affected person.
“I genuinely believe we’re still a few years away,” Cole instructed Sky Sports activities.
“We have simply acquired to maintain bettering, preserve bringing in higher gamers and simply try to enhance season by season, as a result of the 2 groups on the prime – Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis – they’re pulling away from everybody.
“I was in a staff at Manchester United the place we have been doing precisely the identical factor and ultimately, everybody else closed the hole.
“It’s a case of just keep persevering, keep improving season by season and closing the gap.”
Cole additionally spoke in regards to the relationship between his former supervisor Sir Alex Ferguson and previous team-mate Roy Keane.
The previous Republic of Ireland midfielder just lately reignited a feud with Ferguson after questioning whether or not the Scot’s actions have been in the most effective pursuits of the membership.
“It’s disappointing but I’m just hoping that both of them can address the situation and work it out because I’ve got a lot of time for the pair of them,” Cole added.
“I spoke to Roy the other day and I’ve always had a great relationship with Sir Alex, so fingers crossed they will be able to sort it out.”
United return to league motion after the worldwide break after they host Brendan Rodgers’ unbeaten Leicester at Previous Trafford on September 14.
Cole was talking at BGC Companions’ 15th Annual Charity Day to commemorate the colleagues misplaced within the World Commerce Centre assaults on September 11, 2001.
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