Former Premier League manager Harry Redknapp says he backs Manchester United to beat City to win the title this season.

The 2023/24 campaign kicks off in a week, with curtain raiser the Community Shield being held later today.

United will play their final pre-season match against Athletic Bilbao in Ireland, with the club’s league campaign starting on Monday August 14 at home to Wolves.

United finished in third place last season and there is optimism about what Erik ten Hag may be able to achieve in his second season at the club.

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Manchester United tipped for the title

Speaking to The Sun, former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says he believes Manchester United will win the title in 2023/24.

He said: “I’m actually tipping the Premier League to stay in Manchester. Just not with the team everyone thinks.”

Reknapp explained that he has been impressed with the club’s summer transfer business so far.

He said: “Erik ten Hag did a great job in his first season at United and he’s another who has had a decent summer in the market.

“I’ve always liked Mason Mount and he is a great addition to the midfield while Andre Onana is one of the best keepers in the world. Rasmus Hojlund might not have been their first choice for a new striker at the start of the summer but he looks a great prospect.

“I think United are fantastic value and in my book they will be a real threat to everyone this season.”

He went on to explain that he believes Arsenal will not have what it takes to win the league, and thinks City could fall short after losing Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan.

Ten Hag has played down title talk

There has been a push from the media in recent days to pile the pressure on United as title contenders.

Ten Hag shut this down last week, insisting he is not interested in such projections, as the league is so competitive.

He told The Telegraph: “I think in pre-season we shouldn’t talk about that [the title] – I think no one in the Premier League can do that, [except] maybe City.”

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