Manchester United will ‘struggle’ this season after an unconvincing transfer window that saw big players arrive and leave Old Trafford.
That’s according to former England intentional Trevor Sinclair, who says the Red Devils won’t be able to compete with rivals Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham and will face a battle to finish in Premier League’s top six.
Despite links with a number of big moves in the final few days of the window, United only made three signings this summer.
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Lukaku finally completed his £73m move to Italy on Thursday but United were unable to sign a replacement striker before the window slammed shut, with moves for Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic coming to nothing.
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And he had his say on the Red Devils after a disappointing deadline day that, he believes, may have an effect on their entire campaign.
“I think they’re going to struggle,” the former midfielder told talkSPORT.
“I saw the game over in Finland and the creativity wasn’t there, it doesn’t seem like a massively happy camp.
“And you put them in amongst Manchester city, Liverpool, Spurs – I cant see them competing on that level.
“Top six? They might squeeze in.
“I think it’s going to be a tough season for them.”
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