Former Manchester United captain turned football pundit Gary Neville says Manchester United will be more predictable than top-four rivals Chelsea.
Chelsea have spent significant money already this summer and should consider adding a new goalkeeper to their squad. They brought in the likes of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyeech and Kai Havertz in an attempt top close the gap on Liverpool and Man City.
Fans of other clubs, including United, may be frustrating seeing what Chelsea have done this summer because their club’s business doesn’t compare.
United have been quieter in the market but have signed Donny van de Beek from Ajax in a £35m transfer, as per BBC Sport.
There is also strong links to Jadon Sancho and Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon.
Neville tells Sky Sports Chelsea will be more a unpredictable force than United.
“I don’t think Chelsea can win the league, irrespective if they get a goalkeeper or not,” as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
“But if you said to me about Manchester United, for instance, I feel like Man United this season will not win the league, I think that’s pretty certain. I can predict pretty much what they’ll do.
“They will improve, they’ll get closer to Liverpool and City. They’ll finish in the top four.
“I think Chelsea, if you had to say out of them and United, who could win the league – it could be Chelsea, because we just don’t know what those young players can do.
“If they go and do excel, they could go and surprise everybody, but if they don’t impress, then there’s a chance they could fall. There’s an element of the unknown with them.”
Carragher was quick to get De Gea dig in, but as Neville says he set incredible standards himself. It’s a question of can he get *back* to those levels Kepa has yet to reach?
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The Reds are running out of time to do something about this. One option United are reportedly looking at is a loan move for Gareth Bale is their Sancho pursuit fails, as per Sky Sports.
It’s hard to see United mount a challenge with so many areas still lacking. Anthony Martial will need to hit the same numbers in terms of goals if not higher.