Roy Keane and Ryan Giggs’ role in Man Utd’s unexpected title charge explained

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has enlisted the help of Manchester United legends Roy Keane and Ryan Giggs to help strengthen his side's Premier League title bid.

United are level on points with leaders Liverpool and are in the running to win the league after shaking off their early-season inconsistency.

They are on an impressive 10-game unbeaten run in the top-flight, with a 6-1 humbling by Tottenham in October and Champions League exit last month firmly behind them.

The Red Devils, who also have a game in hand on Liverpool, can go three points clear at the top of the table with victory at Anfield next Sunday.

Solskjaer's decision to call on his former teammates Keane and Giggs has proved a masterstroke in bringing about the upturn in form.

The pair returned to the club's Carrington base to speak to United's talented crop of youngsters, creating a 'family feel', according to The Athletic .

Keane and Giggs, along with Solskjaer, were vital cogs in the legendary treble-winning side of 1999 and won 12 and 22 major honours respectively while at Old Trafford.

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The duo's influence has helped United recover from a dismal start to the season which left Solskjaer's future hanging in the balance only last month.

The Red Devils won just two of their opening six league games, with a 6-1 defeat by Tottenham piling pressure on the United boss.

Meanwhile, a loss to tournament minnows Istanbul Basaksehir contributed to their disastrous exit from the Champions League last month.

But United now have the advantage at the top of the Premier League, and they are just two wins from clinching the first silverware of the season as they prepare to host Manchester City in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening.

Solskjaer's side then face Watford in the FA Cup third round on Saturday, ahead of the all-important top-of-the-table encounter with Liverpool the following weekend.

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