Manchester United are still a “year or two” away from competing with Liverpool and Manchester City for the Premier League title, says Roy Keane.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first year in permanent charge of United’s senior squad has been a turbulent one, to say the least.
The Norwegian was awarded a three-year contract in March 2019 after an impressive interim spell, but his honeymoon period ended as the Red Devils slipped to a sixth-place finish in the top flight last season.
“They’re a few players off yet,” Keane told the Irish Independent. “They have obviously strengthened but the league table doesn’t lie. Look at their points total.
“I know people say they’ve had one or two decent results – against Man City and Liverpool – but it’s all about the points.
“So, no, I don’t see United competing in the next year or two for the league.
“I think there’s going to be improvement and they will close the gap, but there is a bit of work to be done for Ole and the players. They’re missing something.
“They haven’t been consistent enough.”
Source: News update