Paul Scholes scathing in assessment of Man United’s title prospects

No chance for Mourinho

Manchester United have little chance when it comes to the Premier League title.

That’s according to former United player turned pundit Paul Scholes, who noted that City are head and shoulders above United – and that doesn’t look like changing any time soon.

Scholes has hardly been an advocate of Mourinho’s time in charge at United, and has now managed to stick the knife in further.

“When you look at Manchester City, possibly Liverpool, I don’t think they [United] have the quality of those two teams at the minute. Liverpool have made some really good signings. United finished above them last season,” Sky Sports report Scholes said. 

“I just don’t see United getting closer to City. City are a really good side, great manager, some great players, a way of playing that they all know about and Manchester United seem to be not too sure what’s going on.

“You don’t really know the team, you don’t really know the players, you don’t know how they’re going to perform from one week to the next. So I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t see them challenging for the league this year.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 10: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on May 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Negative atmosphere at Man United

The atmosphere surrounding Man United has been terrible this summer, with Mourinho making his feelings on the squad known, and it could even be the case that he starts the season with two players he really doesn’t want in the squad.

Mourinho is reportedly desperate to get rid of Anthony Martial – yet may not be able to do so before the window closes, and of course has Paul Pogba also vying for a move. 

None of that is ideal before the start of the new season, and will certainly be something United fans are concerned about.

See also: Real Madrid ‘won’t notice Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence’ apparently

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