Liverpool favourite unconvinced by United's transfer dealings

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Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has expressed his doubts over Manchester United's transfer dealings this summer.

The ex-England international, who retired at the end of last season and is now working as a correspondent for Sky Sports, wrote about the skepticism garnered over the sole arrival of Marouane Fellaini.

'Carra', who spent the entirety of a career which spanned 17 years at Liverpool, was no stranger to opposing the Red Devils during his time as a player, and has now used his new role at Sky to play down their chances of success. 

The 35-year-old wrote: "I'm not sure about Manchester United's signing of Marouane Fellaini.

"It looks like they have bought him to play in central midfield but his better games for Everton were when he was playing just off the frontman and used as a target - the first match of last season against Man United being a great example.

"I don't think United will use him that way, though, and instead will put him next to Michael Carrick in the middle of the park, but if that was the position they wanted to fill, I am surprised they didn't get a more Spanish-type midfielder.

"It certainly looks like they wanted one as they tried hard to get Cesc Fabregas and Thiago Alcantara and when they didn't get them they went for Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao, and I feel that sort of player would be better suited to United's exciting play than Fellaini."

Carragher went on to reveal his high hopes for Liverpool this season, and believes the Reds have put themselves in contention for honours with the signings they made in the window.

"I am pleased that Victor Moses has come in, too, because while Liverpool have lots of creative players, a bit of pace and strength in the wide areas is what was lacking; Moses did really well at Chelsea last year and will help my old team on the counter attack," he wrote.

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