Andy Cole has urged Manchester United not to get too carried away with their recent success as the rest of the big clubs in the Premier League this season have ranged from ‘okay’ to ‘terrible’.
The Red Devils enjoyed a great day on Sunday as they lifted the Carabao Cup thanks to a 2-0 win over Newcastle at Wembley.
They sit third in the Premier League table and are still in both the Europa League and FA Cup as distant hopes of a quadruple are not ruled out yet.
However, despite promising signs and a ‘fantastic job’ so far from manager Erik ten Hag, Cole does not think progress will necessarily continue to come so easily.
The former United striker thinks that even Arsenal at the top of the table have only been ‘okay’ while Manchester City have underwhelmed and the likes of Liverpool and Spurs have been ‘terrible’.
‘Arsenal and Manchester City have been lacking this season and that’s why they’re in the position they find themselves in, a title race and three or five points ahead of Manchester United,’ Cole told Best Sports Betting Canada.
‘Eric Ten Hag has come in and done a fantastic job, but I would not get carried away because you look at Liverpool and Tottenham who have been terrible this season, Manchester City have not been themselves, Arsenal have been okay, if these teams really turned up, what would the league table really look like?
‘Arsenal finished fifth last season, then made some summer acquisitions and now look like they can win the Premier League, and Manchester City and Liverpool have not been the same teams as last season.
‘With Manchester United, they need to keep this consistency and add more quality in the summer, everyone will be going for similar players in the market. Will Manchester United win the league next season? It will be very tough. Within time, the improvement in quality at Manchester United will come.’
The Red Devils’ busy schedule continues with a clash with West Ham in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday night, followed by a trip to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.
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