Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has conceded his belief that the current group of players at the club aren’t good enough to win a title this year.
Speaking to Sky Sports after watching his old club defeat Liverpool at Anfield, the Dane responded to suggestions from Louis van Gaal that United can make up ground on their Premier League title rivals with 16 games remaining in the season.
However, Schmeichel wasn’t convinced and downplayed the victory over the Reds by insisting that David de Gea saved United and that the squad as a whole doesn’t possess enough quality to go all the way this year.
“I don’t think they can win the title. I don’t think the team is good enough and they don’t enjoy playing the way they do. It was three lucky points today.
“De Gea played exceptionally well and was key in keeping them in the game, and when you have a world-class player like Rooney, something can happen, and it did. That’s two positives from the game.”
The former shot-stopper was adamant that the Red Devils would have to be fortunate every game if they are to continue to win under the current style of play adopted by Van Gaal, with the Dutchman seemingly pleased with the progression that United have made.
It comes despite the fact that they struggled to create clear chances at Anfield after a 3-3 midweek draw with Newcastle United, and so it remains to be seen whether or not their goalscoring troubles come back to haunt them in the coming weeks which will likely end their hopes of chasing down the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City.