The Red Devils were talked up as Manchester City’s biggest challengers in the current campaign.
Manchester United signed Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and Benfica defender Victor Lindelof to improve their squad ahead of a return to the Champions League.
However, Manchester City have been too strong for their city rivals following 16 victories and one stalemate in their opening 17 games ahead of Saturday’s home clash against Tottenham Hotspur.
Indeed, the Citizens are 11 points clear of Jose Mourinho’s side to raise questions about the Manchester United squad following the heavy investment in new playing staff over the past two seasons.
The 20-time English champions haven’t won the Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson stood down as manager in 2013.
Former Arsenal striker Wright doesn’t expect Manchester United to catch all-conquering Manchester City in the title race.
“I can’t see who is going to stop them if Man United are supposed to be Man City’s closest rivals,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“Man United aren’t playing well enough.”
Manchester United won the Europa League and the FA Cup in their first season under Mourinho last term.
The Red Devils finished in sixth place in Mourinho’s first Premier League campaign as Manchester United boss.
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