Arsene Wenger reveals the one reason why Man Utd will not win the Premier League title
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer added a few new faces to his Red Devils squad over the summer; with Harry Maguire joining in a world-record £80m deal for a defender, Aaron Wan-Bissaka leaving Crystal Palace behind in a £54m switch and Daniel James completing a £15m move from Swansea.
Yet Wenger – who enjoyed a number of classic battles with United in his time at Arsenal – doesn’t think his old rivals are capable of fighting for the title this term, while questioning whether the club’s current crop can ever emulate their famous stars from the past.
“When you see Man United they are one of the examples where there is potential there,” he told beIN Sports.
“They have not found a collective way, maybe because these players are not mature enough to carry the team-play of a team like Man United all together.
“You feel there is something coming out but it’s not ready. That’s why I say when you watch them play they are not candidates to fight for the championship.
“Will they emulate what [Ryan] Giggs, [Paul] Scholes, [David] Beckham did over a number of years? Personally I am not convinced.”
Next up for United is a home clash with Leicester on Saturday, and Solskjaer has a number of injury problems on his hands.
Paul Pogba, Wan-Bissaka and Jesse Lingard were all forced to pull out of their respective international squads, joining Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial, Diogo Dalot and long-term absentee Eric Bailly on the injury list.
Leicester have got off to a flyer this season, too, taking eight points from their first four games under Brendan Rodgers.