Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville still has doubts that the acquisition of Cristiano Ronaldo will be enough to propel the Red Devils to Premier League title triumph this season.
The Portuguese star sealed a sensational return to Old Trafford in a £19.8million two-year deal on deadline day, more than a decade after he left for Real Madrid in Spain.
However, Neville is uncertain if the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will be able to help the club claim their first Premier League title since 2013.
In a chat with Sky Sports News, he said: ‘It strengthens Manchester United enormously’
‘The big question every Manchester United fan, probably every fan in the Premier League will be asking is is it enough for them to challenge for the title and win the title?
‘I don’t quite feel it is. I still think there are a couple of teams that are better. I think the Premier League is the strongest since the mid-
‘I think it’s an unbelievably strong Premier League at this moment in time with great coaches, great teams, and great players and that’s been strengthened by this transfer window.’
Reports suggested that the local rivals Manchester City were offered the chance to sign the former Man United star by his agent Jorge Mendes last week, as they seemed in pole position to land the Portugal international.
However, the Red Devils stepped in on Thursday night and agreed a deal with Ronaldo on Friday. The Red Devils previously acquired Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund before Ronaldo and the two players have undoubtedly boosted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attacking options.
According to Neville, Solskjaer’s men are yet to taste success and still need to learn how to win.
‘It’s a different team, a different time and he’s got to try and achieve what he achieved the first time round,’ he added.
‘There’s no doubt that Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney I have to say at that time when they both grew together from 2004-05 up to 2008 were really the difference in Manchester United becoming European champions and it will be interesting to see the impact he has on this squad.
‘A lot of talented young players but they haven’t won yet, they haven’t won, this team doesn’t know how to win and they’ve got to learn that and he knows how to win and hopefully for Manchester United he can bring that to the dressing room.’
Meanwhile, the Red Devils are third on the log with 2 wins and a draw from their 3 games. They’ll return to action against Newcastle United after the international break and Ronaldo would be in line for his home debut.