Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has wrote off Manchester United's title chances after Nemanja Vidic's injury blow. Shearer wrote in The Sun: "Before the season started I did not think they were strong enough to win the title despite all their new signings.

"With the loss of Nemanja Vidic now for two months I am even more convinced that the Premier League trophy will either be staying put or heading to Stamford Bridge.

"In truth his loss last season probably cost them the title.

"For me they are looking a lot more vulnerable now."