Carragher watched on as Liverpool were well beaten by United at Old Trafford yesterday, but he doesn’t feel Louis van Gaal’s side have it in them to challenge Chelsea and Manchester City at the top of the division.
“No chance – They’re just not good enough,” he said during live coverage of the game for Sky Sports yesterday.
“With this team I don’t think they can seriously challenge Chelsea and Manchester City.”
United consolidated their position in third, with the aim of now chasing down current champions Manchester City who are five places ahead of them in the table.
United have also developed a three point gap over West Ham in fourth place, with a five point cushion in terms of dropping out of the top four.
The obvious aim for United this season is to ensure that they secure Champions League football for the next campaign, which will benefit the club in terms of finances and the players they can attract for next season.
There has been an element of luck in United’s recent winning run but the team is finding ways of getting important results.
Van Gaal’s men are putting points on the board at a busy point in the season and if they are in and around Chelsea and City by the turn of the year, the Dutchman won’t rule out a title push.
What makes United’s run all the more remarkable is the fact they have suffered from so many injury problems throughout the season.
With everyone fit and available, they have a very strong first choice team, which should be good enough to challenge any side.