Gunners boss believes United are still in the running.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes it is foolish to write off champions Manchester United in this season’s title race, despite their poor start to the season, Sky Sports reports.
Wenger’s side currently sit top of the Premier League, and are already eight points ahead of the Red Devils, who look to be struggling since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer.
There is plenty of pressure on his replacement David Moyes, who took over at Old Trafford after leaving Everton, but Wenger has stressed that United still have players with the experience to pull themselves back into contention.
Arsenal themselves have not won the Premier League title since 2004, and have seen title challenges fall away several times since then, with the Gunners boss warning that eight points is not as big a gap as it seems.
Although the two teams are in highly contrasting form at the moment, Wenger believes it only takes three bad results for everything to change.
“It is too early. They are not out of the title race,” the Frenchman said.
“Are Man United out of the title race? No. You cannot rule Man United out today.
“They have big players, big experience and they are a big club.
“The gap is three games basically that is very quick in our league.”
Arsenal’s next focus is on the Champions League, with last season’s runners-up Borussia Dortmund set to visit the Emirates Stadium for their crucial Group F clash on Tuesday night.