Former Liverpool player Dean Saunders has sensationally claimed that no Manchester United player is good enough to get into Jurgen Klopp’s side.
As reported by The Sun, Dean Saunders has made a sensational claim about the current state of affairs at Manchester United. The former Liverpool striker has gone on to state that no player from Jose Mourinho’s side can make it to his counterpart, Jurgen Klopp’s team at Anfield.
It has been a rocky start to the 2018-19 season for Manchester United. Although many had predicted an underwhelming beginning to kick off the Premier League campaign, the shoddy performance that led to a 3-2 loss at Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend was not what any United fan would have fathomed.
The defeat has left Jose Mourinho & co. 10th on the Premier League table, with Manchester City already building up a three-point lead over Manchester United. Liverpool, on the other hand, have faced minimal trouble against the two sides that they’ve faced thus far.
The latest result was a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, who did provide them some competition before being beaten earlier this week. While it’s only early days in the title race, the popular belief seems to be pointing towards Liverpool, and not Manchester United, being the closest challengers to Manchester City to reign supreme in English football.
And, former Liverpool striker Dean Saunders has gone one step further, claiming that Manchester United don’t have any players who will be a certainty in Jurgen Klopp’s side, while also pointing towards the money spent by the club since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.
“Would any of their players get in Liverpool’s team? I’m not Man United bashing, and I haven’t picked Liverpool because I used to play for them, I’ve picked them because they are one of the top teams this year. United have spent £711 million since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club, and they probably have not got one player who is a certainty to get into Liverpool’s team.”
“[David] de Gea over Alisson? Maybe. [Paul] Pogba? Possibly, but with the disruption he is causing, I don’t know whether I would have him. Liverpool have spent as well, but they have spent wisely and they are going in the right direction.”
While it is up for debate if any Manchester United player is good enough to start for Liverpool, Saunders has made a good point about the money spent by the two clubs in recent years. The Red Devils have indeed spent £711 million, only to make slow progress over the last few seasons.
Liverpool, on the other hand, look like a solid unit that has what it takes to go for the title this season. As iterated earlier, it’s still early days in the season. But, it will be interesting to see if Manchester United are able to bounce back from their initial setback to trump Liverpool and others to the Premier League title, which they have been craving for half-a-decade now.