Pep Guardiola says he has the feeling Manchester United are ‘coming back’ following their recent performances in the Premier League and Europe.
Man United are unbeaten in seven matches in all competitions since their crushing 6-3 defeat to Manchester City earlier this month.
Erik ten Hag’s team beat Tottenham before earning a point at Chelsea while thrashing Sheriff in the Europa League.
While the Red Devils haven’t won a trophy since 2017, Guardiola likes what he sees from Ten Hag’s team.
Erik ten Hag during the Premier League match between Man City and Man United. Image: AlamySpeaking ahead of his side’s game against Leicester City, the Spaniard said: “I have the feeling United are coming back.
“Finally United is coming back – I’ve seen it on Thursday [the 3-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol], and against Chelsea in the first half [of the 1-1 draw last weekend].”
Guardiola added: “I said I like what I see of United right now. There will be a lot of teams like United fighting. That’s why you have to fight to qualify for the Champions League and fight for the title.”
Man United, who’ve beaten Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs this season, currently occupy sixth position in the table ahead of hosting West Ham United on Sunday.
They also drew against Newcastle United, who will be in the mix to challenge for a top four spot this season, according to Guardiola.
He added: “Newcastle are already there.
“I saw them against Tottenham. The central defenders went man to man against Kane and Son with no problem at all.
“We played them in the third game of the season. Imagine this team playing one game a week? We know how good Eddie the manager is.
“They have new players. They play brave. They are a contender to be there.”
Newcastle sit in fourth place following their big win at Spurs last weekend.
They’ve lost just one league game this season as Eddie Howe’s team enjoy a brilliant start to the season.