Steven Gerrard rotated his squad already for the first game of the season against Livingston, but they still cruised to a 3-0 win.
McManus believes that those who didn’t play could come together and lift the title themselves, as they are miles ahead of Celtic.
Speaking on PLZ Soccer as shared on their official Twitter account, McManus made the major claim on the Old Firm.
“I just don’t see them (Celtic) doing anything this season,” he said.
“I looked at Rangers at the weekend, the two teams they can put out, I think their second team could win the league.
“That’s the team that never played on Saturday against Livingston, so I think Celtic are miles behind Rangers.”
Looking at those who didn’t start against Livingston, and McManus surely has a point looking at our embarrassing rivals at Hearts later that day.
Allan McGregor would start in net, behind a back four of Nathan Patterson, Filip Helander, Jack Simpson and Borna Barisic.
The midfield would include new signing John Lundstram, Ryan Jack and Scott Wright behind the front three of Alfredo Morelos, Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten.
Compare that to Celtic, and they would helpless.
Gerrard isn’t here for claims like this though, and is pushing his players to the very limit to make sure they take every game as if it is their last.
That mentality is shining through, and it is time to start our period of domination and make up for the torment of the past 10 years.
This is just the beginning.