Manchester United old boy fears for the club

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Ray Wilkins, also a former Chelsea assistant manager, says he fears for the club.

Ray Wilkins admitted today on TalkSport that he fears for Manchester United this season and is tipping his latest old side Chelsea to take the Premier League title.

While United have seen pretty much all their domestic and European counterparts invest and strengthen this summer transfer window.

Manchester United have invested in the area of the team, the fans have been demanding for several seasons; signing Marouane Fellaini at the 11th hour from Everton. 

Wilkins adds United's lack of transfer activity has added pressure on David Moyes and with just one win in his first three Premier League games, they already find themselves 5 points behind the early leaders Liverpool, and 3 points behind Ray Wilkins old club Chelsea. 

And while Wilkins is confident Moyes will succeed in his role as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor, he feels glory could elude him this campaign. 

The former Manchester United and Chelsea midfielder turned pundit on Sky Sports noted "David Moyes will do an excellent job, but I fear for Manchester United this season.

"Marouane Fellaini was a very good buy indeed but I think they need more players, especially on the European front. Every side in the Champions League has reinforced, and United have to a degree, but not as well as I'd have liked to see them do."

Wilkins also believes, as former coach at Stamford Bridge, with Jose Mourinho back as the 'Happy One' at Chelsea in control of the Russian-rudder, that the Blue's are in the box seat in the chase for Premier League glory.

He adds: "I think they've got every chance, the return of Jose was a masterstroke. He and (Roman) Abramovich seem to have healed their rift and have a squad who could go and win it. They look solid and look as though they have an abundance of players who can rip you apart big time." 

Ray Wilkins made a 191 appearances for Manchester United with 3 sub appearances netting a total of 10 goals. Not a high return for a midfielder.

Exactly what the 6'4" tall Belgian we have signed will do add firepower to the United midfield, at the very least a return of goals 1of one in five games if his previous history repeats itself. But with better world-class players at Manchester United, Marouane Fellaini could surely only improve his goalscoring return.

What do you think of Wilkins' comments?

 

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