Harry Redknapp has written off Manchester United’s title chances because their squad lacks ‘balance’.
In his column for the Evening Standard, Redknapp cites five possible champions but does not include United, now six points behind Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal after losing 4-0 to Chelsea.
His former managerial comrade Sir Alex Ferguson also came up with five possible champions this week but included United at the expense of Chelsea.
But Redknapp ‘writes’:
‘The balance isn’t right at United. I don’t see Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard playing in a title-winning team — one day, maybe, but it feels too soon for them now.
‘Paul Pogba hasn’t found his best position and Jose Mourinho probably needs another couple of transfer windows to change the squad fully as he wants.
‘Jose has looked a bit down at times lately and he hasn’t had a great 16 months or so.
‘For the first time in his career, he isn’t winning every week and that’s when things away from the pitch get to you more than they should — that’s probably why he has been complaining about living in Manchester.
‘But the test of any manager is how you deal with that. Jose can’t feel sorry for himself because it is his job to get Manchester United back on track.’