It’s been almost a decade since the 2012/2013 season, when Manchester United managed to win their last Premier League trophy, and the Red Devils expect to compete for the title once again after a strong transfer window, one which was marked by the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford.
The Portugal international left Juventus and made the switch back to England, but is his signing enough to inspire Manchester United to Premier League success? Despite also acquiring the services of Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho this summer, there are doubts about whether Manchester United’s squad is complete enough to catch Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea in the title race.
Gary Neville’s Doubts
Following Romelu Lukaku’s return to Chelsea, Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville questioned whether Manchester United can compete for the Premier League title without a world-class striker in the squad. “I’m struggling to understand why Manchester United aren’t going that extra step this transfer window,” Neville said on Sky Sports last week. “Why are they not going in for Harry Kane this week? Because if I think Harry Kane joined Manchester United you could get up to 90-95 points, without him [they won’t]. “They’re going to have to buy a centre forward at some point. Why not get the man now and give Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] that impetus to get to that 90-point [target]. I don’t think they can with just Sancho and Varane.
“Despite rumours of a potential departure this summer, Kane took to social media to announce that he is staying at Tottenham Hotspur this season.
Meanwhile, Manchester United signed Serie A’s top scorer last season (29 goals), and it remains to be seen whether a 36-year-old Ronaldo can lead them to the much-coveted Premier League title.We are social! follow us on: