Manchester United round-up: Carlo Ancelotti dismisses Red Devils' European challenge


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Ancelotti prediction

Carlo Ancelotti has plenty of free time on his hands now that he’s the most highly sought-after unemployed manager in world football, but Manchester United fans aren’t going to take too kindly to what he’s predicted for them.


The Italian said the Red Devils wouldn’t be competitive in Europe this year as they’ve introduced too many young players to their fold.

The likes of Anthony Martial and Memphis Depay joined Louis van Gaal’s squad in the summer, and it’s hard to disagree with the notion that they are a work in progress. Coincidentally, United take on CSKA Moscow tonight.

"The reason for the decline is that the big English sides have overhauled their squads a lot, apart from Chelsea, who have experienced players and leaders," Ancelotti said.

"The others, like Manchester United, have taken young players of less experience. Therefore, they have revamped their sides and there have been difficulties. They must wait a couple of years to be competitive in Europe again."

Rojo pipeline

Elsewhere Van Gaal has hinted there could be a long stay in the pipeline for Marcos Rojo, describing the Argentine as having the potential to be a very good player for United.

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Rojo has yet to properly convince some fans, but he certainly appears to have his manager’s backing for the foreseeable future.

No Neymar buy

It’s only right that we finish off with a batch of speculation that centres around an element of the fanciful. That’s right, we’re talking about United’s ‘pursuit’ of Neymar.

It’s been claimed that Barcelona won’t be letting go of the Brazilian even if they purchase Ezequiel Lavezzi.


The Argentine is believed to be on his way to the Nou Camp in January, but that doesn’t mean Neymar will be on the market. Tough luck, I suppose.

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