Former Manchester United midfielder and current football pundit Paul Scholes has revealed the two main problems behind the Red Devils’ poor run of form at the moment.
Jose Mourinho’s men traveled to Turkey to face Fenerbahce in their Europa League clash last night, where they suffered a 2-1 defeat after performing poorly for yet another game. Spectacular goals from Moussa Sow and Jeremain Lens helped the Turkish giants sink United’s boat and secure all three points on the night.
Club legend Paul Scholes spoke about the game on BT Sport after full-time, where he labelled the current crop of United players as simply not good enough to win the league.
“We have had a painful three years,” Scholes said. “The next 18 months to 2 years could be very similar until this manager gets the team he wants. This team in 2 years will be unrecognisable from what it is now. Whatever we do in this 2 years has to be a bonus.
“It has shown in the last 3 years that they can’t win this league with these players.”
Scholes also described the players’ performance on the night, by stating: “There is only so much the manager can do. Once the players cross the line, they have to be ready and they weren’t tonight.
“They conceded that goal early on. One of the centre-halves have to pick up the striker. Fenerbahce got right about them and United were rattled, they couldn’t handle it. For most of the game, they bullied United.”
Lastly, the Englishman addressed the two major problems United need to solve if they intend to get out of this current slump.
“United have two big problems at the minute,” Scholes continued.
“They are really struggling to score goals, and to win games of football with Blind and Rojo at centre-half, they almost need to score three. They look like they’re going to concede goals all the time. They don’t sense danger, they’ve got no pace, they don’t get physical. It’s a worry.”