Teddy Sheringham tips Manchester United to win title, claims Falcao is a gamble by Chelsea
Manchester United legend Teddy Sheringham has tipped his former club for the title, under the proviso that Louis Van Gaal signs a striker. The 51-cap England international - who scored the equaliser in United’s Champion’s League final triumph in 1999 - spoke to 888sport.com in an exclusive interview.
“They’re making an awful lot of signings and there are still bits going on. I would presume there is still a striker coming in for Man United and I’d be very surprised if that doesn’t happen. That could make all the difference.”
The new Stevenage FC gaffer offered his thoughts ahead of this Saturday’s Manchester United v Tottenham clash that kicks off the Premier League 2015/16 campaign. In a revealing interview Sheringham also talks candidly about Radamel Falcao while modestly suggesting he would only be worth £4m in today’s market.
Sheringham has doubts over Falcao at Chelsea
He remains unconvinced on the summer move involving two of the Premier League’s heavyweights and a formerly lethal hit-man now in danger of becoming a misfit.
“It is a gamble. From Falcao’s point of view he had a couple of injuries last year and didn’t have the best of form,” he said.
“Either Mourinho has seen something in him that other people haven’t or maybe Man United didn’t use him in the best way. Whatever it is Chelsea will be looking to exploit that. He’s obviously a top footballer so it’s just about getting the best out of him.”
Harry Kane is the real deal: Sheringham
Sheringham also praised Harry Kane for taking the ‘sensible’ decision to remain at White Hart Lane this season despite growing interest from Manchester United.
“He’s at where he’s at and that’s a very sensible decision to take at the moment. He should be honoured still to play for Tottenham - and the way he speaks he is. He’s loving every minute of it so he hasn’t got eyes for anyone else.”
Sheringham is also under no doubts that Kane will continue his meteoric rise after an astonishing introductory season.
“When you have the qualities Harry has I’d thoroughly expect him to do exactly what he did last year. I don’t think he’s a flash in the pan or a one-season wonder.
“I really think he’s the real deal and wants to learn and if it doesn’t come as easy for him as last year he’ll find a way to do it in other ways.”