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Manchester United not good enough to win the League: Schmeichel

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Legendary Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel does not think his old club have it in them to win the Premier League this season.

The Red Devils managed a 1-0 win over rivals Liverpool a few days ago, thanks to Wayne Rooney who scored his 176th goal for United, more than any other player for one club, overtaking the previous best of 175 by Thierry Henry for Arsenal.

The win took United to within seven points of leaders Arsenal, but Schmeichel called United’s victory “lucky”, claiming Louis Van Gaal’s side do not have the right players to win the title.

“I don’t think they can win the title. I don’t think the team’s good enough,” Schmeichel said. “I don’t think the team enjoy playing the way they play.

“[Sunday] was very much three lucky points. I think David de Gea played exceptionally well. He was key in keeping Manchester United in the game.

“When you have a world-class player like Wayne Rooney of course something can happen in the last third. And it did.

“He’s [Van Gaal] very keen on telling us that they’ve done the thing they trained [to do]. So praising himself. What they’ve discussed, meaning ‘what I told them to do’.

“If that’s the style of play that Manchester United has to play I don’t think they can win the league. You’ve got to be really lucky every game.”

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