Tony Cascarino says that David de Gea and Antonio Valencia are Manchester United’s only two world-class players.
Speaking to The Times, Cascarino mentioned Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba in passing, but failed to label either of them as anything more than potentially world-class.
Instead, that status is saved for De Ge – no arguments there – and Valencia. Yeah, we know.
“I’m not surprised José Mourinho says he needs to spend more money — Manchester United don’t have many world-class players,” Cascarino said.
“David De Gea is probably the best goalkeeper in the world and I rate Antonio Valencia as one the best right backs in Europe.
“Paul Pogba has potential to be world class and Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are still inconsistent. After that United are short.
“They have lots of what I would call very good players, in the seven or eight out of ten category.
“I include in that one man who struggled yesterday — Romelu Lukaku — and another who shone — Jesse Lingard.”