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Nemanja Matic predicts Man Utd’s chances of winning the Premier League next season

Former Manchester United star Nemanja Matic believes the Red Devils will fight for the Premier League title under manager Erik ten Hag next season.

United have made positive strides under Ten Hag this campaign and they recently ended their six-year trophy drought by lifting the Carabao Cup.

The club have the chance to celebrate a domestic double if they win the FA Cup while they are on course to finish in the top four of the Premier League.

Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports, Matic said that he likes the way United are playing and believes they could challenge for the English crown next term.

He said: “I like the way he wants to play, I like the way United are playing.”

“They have had some ups and downs and that is normal with a new manager. But I’m happy with how they have progressed and I think next season they will fight for the title for sure.”

Ten Hag must be backed with the right signings

United spent over £200 million during last summer’s transfer window. They brought in five permanent signings and each of those have played their part this season.

Christian Eriksen and Casemiro have been pivotal in the centre of the park. The former was at his creative best before suffering an ankle injury at the beginning of the year.

Casemiro has been equally impressive with his offensive and defensive contributions. He recently looked out of touch for United but was back to his best against Aston Villa.

Meanwhile, Lisandro Martinez has been a rock at the heart of the defence. The Argentine star, who is currently injured, should be a strong contender for the Player of the Year award.

Tyrell Malacia and Antony have also had their positive moments. Antony has yet to find the consistency in the final third but he has been a lively presence over recent months.

United made the right transfer decisions last summer under Ten Hag and they must replicate the same this time around as they look to close the gap on the title contenders.

A marquee striker and a central midfielder should be the top priorities. The hierarchy must back the manager and get the best available options from the transfer market.

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