Gary Neville is someone who does not hold back on his opinions too much, especially when it comes to the club closest to his heart. The much-admired pundit and current England coach, believes that his former team Manchester United are just not good enough to win the English Premier League title this season, despite the heavy spending on transfers in the summer.
Neville and the rest of the Premier League watched Manchester United eke out a 2-2 draw against West Brom on Monday night at the Hawthorns, courtesy Dale Blind's late equaliser.
Stephane Sessegnon opened the scoring for West Brom in just the eighth minute with a thumping strike into the top corner, with Manchester United having to wait until the 48th minute for their equaliser.
The wait was worth, it, however, as Fellaini, who has been criticised left, right and centre since his move to Old Trafford, showed tremendous individual skill to smash the ball into the back of the net.
However, the in-form Saido Berahino put the Baggies back in the lead on 66 minutes, before Blind came to Van Gaal and Manchester United's rescue with the equaliser three minutes from time.
The draw means Manchester United are now in sixth place, a massive ten points behind Chelsea. And as far as Neville is concerned, it is pretty much the end of the road for United's title hopes.
"At this moment in time this Man United team aren't good enough to win the league," said Neville on Sky Sports.
"Louis Van Gaal asked for three months when he came in and he's reassessed that. It's a tougher job than he imagined and in the next eight games they've got tough opponents.
"At the start of the season after eight games you would have said they would have been on 16 or 17 points. There's been a lot of upheaval. It's been tough for him."
Van Gaal has not been helped by multiple injuries to the Manchester United squad, but Neville believes the Dutchman is finding out just how difficult life in the highly-competitive Premier League is.
"Coming out of the World Cup he was drunk with praise, but I think it's sobered him up slightly," added the former Manchester United right-back.
"There's a big belief, I think he will get it right. A lot of good players have been signed but there's been so many injuries, particularly in defence.
"There's something there but it's going to take him longer."