Roy Keane believes confidence is growing in the Manchester United camp that they can beat Liverpool to the Premier League title.
And while the former Red Devils captain agrees United could indeed win the league for the first time since 2013 this campaign, he maintains it's Liverpool's to lose.
Liverpool and United are on joint points at the top of the table going into this weekend, with the Reds sloppy in recent matches, and United unbeaten in the league since November 1.
Keane was very critical of Man United at the start of the season, and wrote off their chances of winning the title this campaign.
But it seems the Red Devils' recent form has caused the Irishman to have a change of heart.
"If they keep winning football matches [they can win the title]," said Keane on Sky Sports. "We were really critical of them at the start of the season – well I was, and rightly so, because their home form was so bad.
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"It was shocking, some of their performances and results, but away from home they were fantastic. We just said, because it's such a bizarre season, if they get their home form they were never that far adrift.
"And even their last few victories, a bit of luck against Villa the other night with the penalty, injury time winner against Wolves, brilliant against Leeds. United will obviously be getting confidence and belief that they can certainly challenge Liverpool."
On who is in the mix to win the title this season, Keane added: "There's a few; Liverpool are the strongest but they have been slacking off – they've certainly been sloppy over the last few years with chances and the points they've dropped.
"United are on a good run, they have managed to sort their home form out over the last three home games, certaintly. Tottenham had a good win yesterday [against Leeds].
"If Leicester win today [Sunday], even if Chelsea win today, they're back in the top four and, of course, you can't write Man City off. We have been critical of City recently because they have set such high standards over the last few years.
"So there is certainly five or six teams that will feel if they can get their act together they can win the league, but I still think Liverpool will be hard to beat."
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