Gary Neville on Man Utd: «I never thought for one second they would challenge Manchester City and Arsenal from the players that they brought in. That would have needed a Harry Kane-type signing or Declan Rice, as an example. They're not very good at the moment.»
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Sunday 17 September 2023 22:29, UK
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Gary Neville feels Manchester United's poor start to the season comes down to a lack of quality rather than a lack of commitment and says their summer signings have not improved them.
Erik ten Hag's side suffered a 3-1 home defeat to Brighton on Saturday, leaving them in 13th place in the Premier League table having only taken six points from their opening five games.
Neville described the loss to Brighton as «sobering» but insisted it came as no surprise to him given the difference in performance levels between Roberto De Zerbi's side and Ten Hag's.
United spent £183.5m on new recruits in the summer, bringing in Rasmus Hojlund, Andre Onana, Mason Mount, Sofyan Amrabat, Sergio Reguilon, Jonny Evans and Altay Bayindir, but Neville feels they haven't raised the level of the team.
«I was worried at the start of the season,» said the Sky Sports pundit on the latest Gary Neville Podcast.
«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.
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