Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher is adamant that Manchester United will not be able to wrestle the Premier League title away from Chelsea this season, according to the Daily Mail.
United have had a disappointing past two seasons in the English top flight, finishing seventh in the 2013-2014 campaign and scraping into the top four last term.
And continuing from last summer, the Red Devils have signed another plethora of new players such as Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Matteo Darmina, and Sergio Romero.
Yet despite their new reinforcements, Kop icon Carragher insists that the 13-time Premier League champions will once again struggle in the new season, especially with the club returning to the Champions League this term.
Prompted whether United can win the league, he replied: “No.”
“Look, for me, it’s Chelsea again, ahead of Manchester City.
“Arsenal have closed the gap, but they are still third best.
“And then there is one place in the Champions League up for grabs: Manchester United should get it, Liverpool and Tottenham will compete for it.
“It depends on how each squad copes with the demands of European football.
“United have spent big, they’ve added numbers and quality, but can the squad cope with the challenges of the Premier League and the Champions League?
“You have to expect a title challenge from United this season considering the funds spent over the last two years but there is still a gap between them and Chelsea.”
Man United are still looking to add more players before the end of the transfer window, with Barcelona star Pedro being eyed as the perfect replacement for British record signing Angel di Maria, who left to Paris Saint-Germain.