A poor start to their season means Manchester United are now eleven points behind league leaders Manchester City in the Premier League standings.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked last month and the club are now looking to finish in the top four this season under new interim boss Ralf Rangnick and ensure qualification for the Champions League.



Manchester United’s midfield has come in for criticism this term and many believe that they miss a world-class midfield, which would have turned them into title contenders.


But Yorke dismissed that notion and stressed that Manchester United have enough world-class players to win more games.



The former striker pointed out that previous title-winning Manchester United sides were not filled with world-class players in every position and a good manager should be getting more out of the current side, who he believes are good enough to be title contenders.


Yorke told The Athletic: “I don’t like the criticism of the midfield, with people saying they’re not world-class.



“Do United not have enough world-class players already to be winning more games?


“Was Darren Fletcher world-class? John O’Shea? Nicky Butt? Phil Neville? No, yet they rose with world-class players around them and became very important players for United.


“A good manager gets 110 per cent from players, they get them to rise. All the players I’ve mentioned could do as good as or even better than those around them.


“Did Leicester have a team of world-class players when they won the league? No. The current United side should be challenging for the title.”


Manchester United are unbeaten in five in all competitions since the sacking of Solskjaer last month.