mirror: Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United have no chance of winning the Premier League title.
Manchester United begin their campaign at home to Chelsea on Sunday with Frank Lampard in charge for the first time for the visitors.
The Red Devils finished in sixth last season and face a tough task to make the top four this season.
And Mourinho has written off his former club, along with their first opponents and Arsenal .
On his punditry debut for Sky Sports, Mourinho was asked how many sides can win the title.
“Four. Manchester City , Tottenham , Liverpool and Manchester City B team,” Mourinho responded.
“Today, even if one team plays magnificently or has a fantastic result, I don’t believe the title is possible.”
Gary Neville added: “Manchester United can’t win the title and I don’t think Chelsea can either.
“I think United would snap your hands off now if you offered them fourth. I think they are in a battle with Chelsea and Arsenal for that position.
“I think Tottenham, Liverpool and City are well ahead.
“Manchester United have got to start one block at a time. You can’t expect them to go from where they have been over the last seven years to winning the title.
“As a United fan, all I want them to do is create a strategy and stick to it.”
Graeme Souness also wrote off the chasing pack and doesn’t think anyone can come close to the top two.
He added: “I think City and Liverpool are a good bit ahead of everyone else, including Tottenham.
“They could put a good run together and have a really strong group of players again.
“I don’t think anyone will come close to the top two. I see them battling it out again.”
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