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Roy Keane: Arsenal and Manchester United not strong enough to challenge Chelsea


Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane says Chelsea are favourites to win the English Premier League this season.

According to the 43-year-old, all the signings made by his former club this summer are not enough to challenge the Blues for the title.

And the Arsenal players, according to the Irishman, are too obsessed with selfies and six-packs to be focused on winning football games.

"United have gone away from what they were about," Keane is quoted as saying by Mirror.

"They are a bit like the late 80s, buying a lot of players, thinking they will gel.

"But it doesn't happen that quickly, although they will definitely be stronger this year.

"Louis van Gaal has had a full pre-season this year, they've looked good – from what I've seen – but then they had a good pre-season last year, too.

"However, I don't think United's spine is strong enough. I still think they need a centre-half.

"United will be better and they will need to be stronger out of the blocks, but if I was a betting man – which I'm not – I'd still go with Chelsea.

"They are the team to beat, with the strongest spine. I think they're after the boy John Stones, and if they add him, who knows?

"If their players show the same hunger and desire they did last year, they will do it again. Only if they fail to show that will they not win the title again.

"Mourinho has bloody good players. It looks like he has a good spine to the team, with keeper Thibaut Courtois, John Terry at the back, the lads in the middle, including Eden Hazard, of course.

"If Diego Costa stays fit, with Radamel Falcao in the background and if Chelsea stay hungry, they'll do it again.

"[Arsenal?] There's too many Arsenal players interested in selfies.

"Instead of focusing on winning Premier League titles, it's all about how their bodies look, how their hair is, more so than winning football matches.

"They've got really good players, it's just that some of their players are more ­interested in selfies and six packs."

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