Manchester United's long silverware drought will affect the Red Devils again, says Liverpool legend Graeme Souness.
The popular punding believes that Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool's recent experiences of winning titles such the Premier League and UEFA Champions League is what will cause United to fall short.
"I agree this is the strongest top four we’ve seen in the Premier League for several years,’ Souness told The Times.
"But with the caveat that there are still more question marks against Manchester United than any of the other title contenders – Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City," he added.
"United have not won any major trophies recently and have spent a great deal of money. Liverpool and City have been the real deal for the past few years and Chelsea have won the Champions League.
"If you put it like that, it’s common sense. The other ones have not only won trophies, but the big trophies, the important ones," the former international concluded.
Meanwhile, United will take on West Ham in the EFL Cup midweek.