Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has cast doubts over the club’s English Premier League title chances, with the kickoff less than two weeks away.
The former Chelsea star believes the title is won on experience, something that the club lacks at the moment.
He, however, notes that the current side oozes with a lot of quality, with young players impressing in the preseason.
“Quality and experience bring you the title,” the 30-year-old told the media. “In this squad, we have quality and no experience.”
“We have five or six top players, but they are still young like Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. They have shown their quality on the pitch but they are too young to lead the team of course.
“Mason Greenwood, great potential. United have a project and know what they want with players of the future. But you need to give them time because, at 17, you cannot play the same like you are 26 or 27,"
“Football always wants results but the fans need to be patient so they can improve. In the future, I am sure these players will take United back where they belong.”
The youngsters have impressed in recent preseason matches, sending excitement chills down many of the club's fans ahead of the new campaign.
The club has also indicated their willingness to invest in young talents, with recent acquisitions of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka pointing in that direction.
United open their League campaign with a tricky fixture against rivals Chelsea on August 11.