Jamie O’Hara has ranked Manchester United’s attack as the fourth best in the Premier League, below Liverpool and Tottenham.
Despite Manchester United finishing above Liverpool and Tottenham in the Premier League. And despite the arrival of Jadon Sancho this summer to further bolster Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’ s attacking options, the former Tottenham midfielder does not believe United have a better attack than their Premier League rivals.
Speaking to talkSPORT, the pundit claimed Liverpool have the best attack in the league even though United scored more goals than their arch rivals last season.
United scored 73 goals in 38 gmaes last season – five more than both Liverpool and Spurs as well as Leicester City, who go curiously unmentioned in O’Hara’s rather dubious analysis. United also finished second in the league, which last time we checked is better than third. And fifth. And especially seventh.
Nonetheless, O’Hara said: “Liverpool have the best front three in the Premier League – Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
“That’s better than Man United’s, for me…not based on last season, just based on talent and what they can produce when they’re at their best.”
O’Hara went onto claim United’s arch rivals, Manchester City, also have a better attack despite the departure of Sergio Aguero and only having one recognised number nine in their squad.
He said: “I’d also argue Man City; if they line up with Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez and Kevin De Bruyne as a false nine.
“That’s probably better than Manchester United’s, too.
“City do need to sign a new striker, but KDB is brilliant when he plays there.
“If it’s a choice between Gabriel Jesus and Cavani, you’d have to say Cavani, but if you’re talking Foden or Rashford, you’d say Foden.”
The former Wolves midfielder then went onto claim his boldest argument saying Tottenham also have a better attack than United.
“In my opinion, I think Spurs’ front-three at their best is still better than that Manchester United front three.
“Son is better than Rashford, Kane is better than Cavani, and OK Moura is not better than Sancho…
“But Moura had a great finish to last season and does produce at the top level.”
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