This is however according to the view of Arsenal legend Paul Merson.
The former England international also sees Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side as having much more favourable fixtures to Frank Lampard’s men, with Chelsea still having to go to Anfield National Daily further learnt from Merson’s assessment.
‘But now you look at them, and they’ve got two players who can pass it around, with the legs of Fred too. And with the pace up front, they’re starting to look like a team.
‘I think Manchester United are turning a corner, not a bend, but a major corner. ‘I think Chelsea will do well to finish above United, with their fixtures.’
Manchester United’s remaining fixtures against top half sides are Spurs away on Sunday and Leicester away on the final day of the season.
Chelsea also only have two remaining fixtures against top half sides, Liverpool away and Wolves at home in their final two games of the campaign.
United boss Solskjaer knows his team still have work to do, but after beating the champions at the weekend, is confident of cracking the top four.
‘We feel we are improving all the time. We know we lack one or two, three players, and some experience, to be considered a title contender,’ said the Norwegian.
‘But we are not going to start talking about that now. We are just going to start talking about going up the table, getting more points, to that top four. ‘Chelsea and Leicester are still too far ahead for my liking still. For me it shows we are on the right track and we’re improving and we are Man Utd. We are looking towards catching the teams in front of us.’