Paul Merson: Manchester United are the team to watch!

Old Trafford

According to the Sky Sports pundit, Manchester United are must-see TV when it comes to watching as a neutral.

Louis van Gaal is a soldier armed with a double-edged sword in Manchester United this season.

When it comes to attack, there are few teams who could - man to man - out-power the Old Trafford side, however, United are defensively weak and could well be as porous as they were last season.

That is the view of Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson, who believes Manchester United are "the team to watch this season."

He said: "They will let in goals because they’re nowhere near good enough at the back, but they could be as good as anybody going forward if all the players click."

Manchester United fortified their attacking line during the summer transfer window having ratified deals for Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao, while the previous management recruited Juan Mata in January.

"Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao are both out-and-out centre-forwards and like playing up front on their own, so if he plays them both you might see them running into each other.

"Then you’ve got Wayne Rooney, Angel di Maria and Juan Mata – can you play all three of them? Louis van Gaal is getting paid a lot of money to make those decisions, but I do wonder why they sold Danny Welbeck for £16m when they’re buying wing-backs for £30m?"

Looking forward to United's weekend match-up against Queens Park Rangers, Merson expects a 3-0 victory for the hosts.

"I think this is the ideal game for the new players to come in, though.

"QPR had a massive result against Sunderland and if they can come away with a respectable score they’ll be happy. They will set themselves up to be hard to beat, but I don’t think they’ve got the ammunition to score in this game."

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