Former Liverpool player, Jamie Carragher has shared his thoughts on Manchester United’s title chances after the big win over Chelsea.
“I know from being at Liverpool when we’ve had times outside the top four as a player, I’d always say it’s never as bad as you think,” Carragher told The Last Word with Stan Collymore.
“Sometimes you just get one player or a couple of players who leave, and something just lights up. I’m not saying that takes you to the title, but I don’t think Manchester United are miles away, I really don’t.
“In some ways I admire what they’ve done and the signings they’ve made. Could they have replaced Lukaku? I think it’s about time Rashford was given a go through the middle.
“Let’s see if Marcus Rashford is good enough to be Manchester United’s centre forward. He may not be. He may always be that player who plays wide a little bit, plays though the middle now and again. Is he really going to be that 20, 25 goals a season striker? Let’s see and have a look.”
“The defenders they brought in in Maguire… I think it’s a good signing. People are questioning the price tag but he had a five-year deal and they [Leicester] knew you were desperate,” Carragher added. “Is there anyone better out there you could get? Probably not. People saying [Matthijs] de Ligt but he’s going to sign for Juventus before United. Could they have brought one or two more in? They’ve still spent more than anyone.
“I don’t think United are miles away the way people talk. I think it will take them one or two or three or maybe four transfer windows to get rid of the bad apples, players that aren’t good enough or don’t suit the way Ole plays.
“He’s gonna want to play like the top teams play… fast, energy. Wan-Bissaka going up and down that line, Rashford going through the middle, [Daniel] James has great pace.
“I don’t see them challenging for the title. I’ll think they’ll have a fight on for the top four, but I certainly don’t think they’re as far away as people think.”