Jamie Carragher: Why Man United won’t win Premier League title
The former Liverpool defender runs rule over Louis van Gaal's summer signings
Jamie Carragher believes Manchester United aren’t strong enough to win the Premier League title this season.
Louis van Gaal spent over £100m on new players in the summer transfer window, starting his spree with the £25m signing of Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven.
I think they are good signings but I don’t think they are the players who will take the team where Louis van Gaal eventually wants to take them
Darmian, Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger all joined in early July, before Van Gaal signed Anthony Martial in £36m deal on transfer deadline day earlier this month.
The Italy defender and former Southampton midfielder have become a mainstay of Van Gaal’s side, whilst Depay has impressed in the Champions League but struggled in the Premier League.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Carragher praised the impact of Darmian and Schneiderlin: “The signing of Matteo Darmian at right-back has been very good and Morgan Schneiderlin looks a very good addition. Bastian Schweinsteiger has come in and is improving and playing longer on the pitch now. He is starting more games.
Carragher added: “I think Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin will add to what United were perhaps lacking in central midfield, but in the striking department you are still not quite sure yet.
“I think they are good signings but I don’t think they are the players who will take the team where Louis van Gaal eventually wants to take them.
“Considering the money spent there are still areas that don’t look strong enough to win the Premier League or Champions League, which is what Van Gaal is ultimately aiming for.”
United were 3-1 winners against Carragher’s former club Liverpool at Old Trafford in the Premier League last weekend.
The Red Devils make the trip to the south coast to face Southampton at St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon.