Chelsea legend John Terry gives bad verdict on Manchester United ahead of season opener

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Chelsea legend John Terry doesn’t think Manchester United have what it takes to win the league or at least fight for it this season.

Speaking on United’s title chances, Terry believes Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford will be sorely missed, and claims that United need to manage veteran striker Edinson Cavani.

Surprisingly, Terry doesn’t even think Manchester United would make a top four spot.

“With Rashford out, I don’t know quite how long he’s going to be out for, but quite possibly (that could be the area that lets them down) but they’ve got strength in depth,” Terry told Stadium Astro.

“With Cavani, he’s older and he needs managing. I think with Solskjaer playing and the likes of Michael Carrick being there, they’ll know they can’t push him every single day. He’s one of those players that they maybe need to send in, or keep inside and let him have a massage or a kind of spa day.

“It’s all about managing him and I think Solskjaer does that very well with all of his players. If they need to get the best out of Cavani for the first two or three months while Marcus is injured I’m sure they’ll know the best way possible to do that.

“Again, it’s about managing that group of players but if Man Utd really want to go out and compete I think they need to go out and buy a big striker who is going to get you 25-30 goals. That’s difficult to do. It would probably cost £100 to £120million which isn’t always easy to do.”

Pressed for his top four prediction, Terry added: “I’d go Chelsea, Man City as first or second, I’d go Leicester fourth and I will go Liverpool third.”