Manchester United manager David Moyes has questioned whether his team have sufficient class to win the Champions League this season.
United have lost three of their opening six games in the English Premier League under Moyes, with the latest setback coming in a 2-1 home defeat to West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford yesterday.
The Premier League champions were unsuccessful in their pursuit of a number of summer transfer targets, with interest in Cesc Fabregas, Leighton Baines and, finally, Ander Herrera all coming to nothing, and Moyes is concerned that his squad may lack the quality to challenge for Europe’s top club prize.
“To win the Champions League, you need five or six world-class players,” Moyes told several national newspapers. “Look at Bayern Munich, they have it. Look at Barcelona, who had it in the past and Real Madrid, who have maybe got it now. That’s the level you have to be at to win it. We’ve not got that yet but what we have got is experience.”
Do you agree with what Moyes says about United lacking world class players? Other than maybe Waybe Rooney and Robin van Persie, who else do they have that you would consider world class? And what does that say about the Premier League when United won the title in a stroll last season with basically the same squad that Moyes is complaining about?