This is some admission from Paul Scholes, Manchester United’s midfield legend…
The Englishman tells it how it is, in fairness to him, but we wouldn’t have expected he’d be so anti-United on MUTV, the club’s TV propaganda arm!
Scholes frankly claimed that Liverpool are in a better position to fight Manchester City for the title, largely down to our summer recruitment, while slamming Jose Mourinho’s side for lacking identity.
Scholes told MUTV on Monday [as transcribed by the Mirror]: “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.
“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.”
We agree with what Scholes says, but despite all our incredible football, United finished ahead of us last term and in Mourinho’s first term, won two trophies, while Jurgen Klopp has yet to pick a piece of silverware.
This is a fact, and not one we’re going to ignore. Our squad and fanbase seems utterly more unified however – and following the summer which saw Naby Keita and Alisson arrive especially – we think we have a better starting XI, too.
Hopefully by this time next year, Scholes will be even more disheartened!