Solskjaer worse than Rodgers – but Man Utd have better title chance, says Merson

Manchester United have a better chance of winning the Premier League title than Leicester City.

That is the view of Paul Merson, who has also stated that Brendan Rodgers is a better manager than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and that he would do a fine job at Arsenal.

The Northern Irishman left Celtic for Leicester and narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification last season, and he could be a candidate should the Gunners sack Mikel Arteta.

Despite his quality, Merson has added that United have a better title shot than the Foxes because of the players and resources that Solskjaer has at his disposal.

"Brendan Rodgers is a better manager than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but Manchester United still have more chance of winning the title than Leicester,” Merson wrote in his column for the Daily Star.

"Leicester do well against the top teams. But they’ve lost at home to Aston Villa, West Ham, Fulham and Everton.

"When they can play on the counter they are as good as anybody. But they lose too often against teams they have to have a go at. They get picked off.

"I still think Rodgers is doing a good job. He should be the Arsenal manager. He’s been absolutely outstanding there.

"But he doesn’t have the resources or the players to make them title contenders. United do, and will probably be in the mix at the end of the season.

"I just think United fall behind too much in matches. It’s like they need something to happen before their players start performing.

"This is a big game for both teams and I think Leicester will sit off and let United have a go at them.

"If they can get more consistent, Leicester won’t be far off contending for the title. But at the moment they are losing to Everton one game and then beating Tottenham the next."

Solskjaer has said before the game: “Well, it’s game by game, we have to think like that now.

“But Leicester… we’ve had some good games against Leicester, very tight games. They’re a very good side with a very good coach and I’ve enjoyed watching them under Brendan [Rodgers].

“It was a big test for us to go down there at their stadium for the last league game of last season in the summer. We passed that one with flying colours. I felt we really controlled the game.

“I know it’s not going to be the same now because it’s a different time of the season. They have some threats that you have to look for and we’ll just sit down and think about who’s fit and who’s not fit.”

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