Tom Cleverley: Man Utd can retain

Tom Cleverley has claimed that Manchester United can still retain their Premier League title this season

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Tom Cleverley won his first Premier League title last termPhoto: Adidas

Tom Cleverley has claimed that Manchester United can still retain their Premier League title this season – but only if they win all of their remaining 16 games.

The Red Devils were left trailing leaders Arsenal by 14 points following Sunday’s 3-1 defeat at Chelsea as David Moyes’ struggles continued

However, midfielder Cleverley believes that it would be foolish to rule United out of the title race too soon.

“This club’s come from some mad positions in the past to go on and win things so you can never rule Manchester United out,” Cleverley told Sky Sports.

“It’s going to be very tough and I’d say we’d have to win every game from now until the end of the season to do that [retain the title].”

The 24-year-old also claimed that Moyes has been a victim of “bad luck” since succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson last summer.

“We can’t let it get our heads down but you’ve got to feel for the new manager – he’s had no luck at all,” he said.

“We’re without our two strikers, refereeing decisions [have gone] against us and things like that. But we’re not a club to feel sorry for ourselves. We’ve got to stand up and be counted.”

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