Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard says Jose Mourinho should not be blamed, if United fail to win the league.
Mourinho has been criticized for his tactics, as United have fallen eight points behind Manchester City.
United currently have 23 points and Lampard feels it will be down to the quality of players and not the Portuguese if they fail.
“Mourinho is a manager that likes to win and he has a way of winning. It’s different to Pep Guardiola, different to Antonio Conte and that’s his way,” he told Omnisport , speaking thanks to Chelsea FC club partners Yokohama Tyres.
“If Manchester United don’t win the Premier League, for me it’s the quality of the players.
“Manchester City have a very strong squad this year, Chelsea still have a very strong squad and I think particularly the first XI, if everybody’s fit, Chelsea are very strong.
“When I look at Manchester United, they’re there around that area, but maybe the other teams can be stronger.
“I certainly don’t think it’ll be the manager, and I actually do think that Manchester United will be competitive towards the end of the season, so we’ll see.”