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United assistant Mike Phelan wary of rivals' improvements

Phelan wary of rivals' improvements
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Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan believes that there are "more threats" for the title.

Mike Phelan has claimed that it will be harder for Manchester United to win the Premier League this season.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side have been strengthened by the arrivals of Phil Jones, David de Gea and Ashley Young, but United’s assistant admits there are more teams who could challenge for the title.

"Manchester United always have to play well," said Phelan.

"We always have to be in contention to win things. It will be no different next season. If anything it will be even harder.

"We worked very hard to achieve what we have in the past. Next season will be very difficult because there are a lot more threats now than there has ever been before."

Manchester United face rivals City at Wembley next weekend in the Community Shield.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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