Manchester United aren’t good enough to mount a serious Premier League title challenge, according to Harry Redknapp.
The Red Devils got back to winning ways on Wednesday night with a 1-0 EFL Cup victory over arch-rivals Manchester City after a humiliating 4-0 loss at Chelsea over the weekend.
Pep Guardiola’s side were much changed from their draw with Southampton at the weekend and Redknapp doesn’t see Jose Mourinho’s men competing for the title come the end of the season.
“Five teams can go all the way for me — Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool,” Redknapp wrote in his column for the Evening Standard.
“The balance isn’t right at United. I don’t see Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard playing in a title-winning team — one day, maybe, but it feels too soon for them now.”
Former Tottenham and West Ham boss Redknapp thinks it could take Mourinho a lot longer to find the players to fit his preferred system.
“Paul Pogba hasn’t found his best position and Jose Mourinho probably needs another couple of transfer windows to change the squad fully as he wants,” Redknapp added.
“Jose has looked a bit down at times lately and he hasn’t had a great 16 months or so.
“For the first time in his career, he isn’t winning every week and that’s when things away from the pitch get to you more than they should — that’s probably why he has been complaining about living in Manchester.
“But the test of any manager is how you deal with that. Jose can’t feel sorry for himself because it is his job to get Manchester United back on track.”