Gary Neville insists Man United signings not good enough to help them challenge Man City or Arsenal

Gary Neville insists Man United signings not good enough to help them challenge Man City or Arsenal

Gary Neville has criticised Manchester United's summer signings saying he never thought for one second that they would be good enough to help the Red Devils compete with Manchester City and Arsenal.
In an effort to build on the success of Erik ten Hag's first season as manager, United invested about £200 million in new players, including Rasmus Hojlund, Mason Mount, and Andre Onana.

However, there's been no improvement on the team after three losses in their first five Premier League games, the most recent of which was a miserable 3-1 home loss to Brighton.

Neville has now claimed that the recent signings made by Man United are not good enough to challenge the two best teams in the league.

Gary Neville slams Man United signings

Neville claimed that despite their significant investment, United are not any stronger and that they could have gone for Declan Rice or Harry Kane to help them close the gap.

The Sky Sports pundit said on the Gary Neville Podcast as reported by Daily Mail, "I was worried at the start of the season.

"There was this feeling Manchester United had got their business done early in the transfer window and that was good, but I was concerned the players they had brought in wouldn't improve them from last season.

"I never thought for one second they would challenge Manchester City and Arsenal from the players that they brought in.

Manchester United new signings -- Credit: Getty Image, EPA and PA

"That would have needed a Harry Kane-type signing or Declan Rice, as an example. They didn't have the money to do those types of signings.

"They're not very good at the moment. There's no hysteria. I went to the Brighton game as a fan thinking, "Could I be surprised?"

"You're always optimistic. I have never walked over that forecourt at Old Trafford and not been optimistic because that's the job of a football fan going to any ground where you support your team.

"But 72,000 Manchester United fans in that stadium, who are informed and know Brighton and know their current team, I don't think any of them were surprised at what they saw.

"Before the game, there was that feeling of, "Let's see what happens" and "take a point", those sort of comments speaking to people as you go in."


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