According to Sky Sports, Charlie Nicholas has claimed Manchester United are nowhere near winning the Premier League, despite the late season rich vein of form that helped secure Champions league football.
United have a topsy-curvy season, but gained momentum at the right time after the season resumption to claw our way back into sealing third place and qualify for the Champions league.
But despite our improvements, Nicholas thinks the Red devils were not good enough, and will not be title challengers next season.
“I’m not enamoured by Manchester United. I think they’re miles away,” Nicholas told Sky Sports.
“They finished third, but Leicester fell apart a bit, Chelsea were stumbling all over the place, take nothing away from them getting into the Champions League or from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer personally, but the reality is still that they’ve been poor.
“They got there because of the failure of some of the other teams.
“We know Bruno Fernandes has given them a massive lift, at the back I don’t think they’ve improved dramatically, I don’t think their defenders or full-backs are the best defenders, and I don’t think they’re a passing machine in midfield too. There’s a lot of work still to be done.
“But making the Champions League mitigates some of that. There’s been improvement, but I don’t think it’s been as eye-catching as some of the other teams.”