Wenger dismisses Manchester United’s prospects of winning the league

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger does not believe Manchester United have the credentials to compete for the Premier League title this term. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opted to offer opportunities to a number of young players this term but that has not necessarily enhanced the club’s performances at the beginning of the season.

Speaking to BeIN Sports, Wenger said that the current United side have plenty of potential but they have not been able to provide a collective performance, he told: “When you see United, they are one of the examples where there’s a potential. But they have not found a collective way. Maybe these players are not mature enough to carry the play of a team like United, altogether. That’s the question mark now. You feel there is something coming out but it’s not ready. When you watch them play, they are not a candidate to fight for the championship. Will they emulate what Giggs, Scholes and Beckham did over a number of years? I’m not convinced.”

Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka were the young players pursued during the summer transfer window and the duo have already made a huge impact on the proceedings. While Wan-Bissaka has been the standout defender with numerous tackles from the right side of the defence, James has been superb with the attacking displays and he has already scored thrice from four appearances.

Despite this, United have accumulated just five points from the opening four matches where they have been a few defensive lapses while the attacking players have struggled to impress collectively. Manchester United return from the international break with a home game against Leicester City this weekend. The Foxes have fared better than United during the opening exchanges and they are currently unbeaten with three more points than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.