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Manchester United expected to “close the gap” on Manchester City next season



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Manchester United have improved on their starting XI under Erik ten Hag this summer, securing much-needed changes across the squad.

Erik ten Hag has so far secured the signatures of Mason Mount and André Onana for his Manchester United squad, with Rasmus Højlund expected to follow suit.

Last term, United finished third in the Premier League with a respectable 75 points, however, were a whole 14 points off the top spot, with Manchester City taking the title with 89.

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The club will no doubt be aiming to better their score this coming campaign, and former United defender Mikaël Silvestre believes that both Arsenal and Manchester United will be the closest challengers to City this coming Premier League season.

“I believe that Arsenal will challenge again next season and I believe that Manchester United will close the gap at the top too. That’s about it,” he told GGRecon.

“I don’t know where Liverpool will be to be honest, because it’s difficult to anticipate what’s going to happen at this moment.

My prediction is that Arsenal and Manchester United will be Manchester City’s closest challengers.”

United will open their Premier League season with an Old Trafford fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers on the evening of Monday 14 August.