Former Manchester City player, Micah Richards, has predicted the position Manchester United will finish this season in the English top-flight league.
Man United finished in the third position on the Premier League table last season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side lost 3-1 against Crystal Palace on Saturday in their first Premier League fixture.
Richards now believes the Red Devils cannot compete for the Premier League title this season, adding that the Old Trafford club will be far behind Liverpool and Man City on the Premier League table.
“I do not think United have strengthened enough at present to challenge for the title [this] season,” Richards told Sky Sports before Man United’s clash with Crystal Palace.
“I think the arrival of Donny van de Beek improves them, but when you look at Manchester City and Liverpool, their cohesion is infinitely better than United’s still.
“When you get new players, it does not mean you are going to be a great team overnight.
“When you look at what Jurgen Klopp has done… he arrived at Liverpool five years ago, and it took him time to reach the heights.
“I think they will be massively improved and they have got more strength-in-depth, but I still think they will be far off Liverpool and Manchester City.”