Former Manchester United star Paul Scholes believes even superstar Lionel Messi would struggle at current Manchester United team.
Man Utd currently sit eighth in the Premier League, seven points behind early pace-setters Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City after losing three of their opening eight fixtures.
Speaking to ESPN, Scholes said, “That shouldn’t make any difference but it does. United now feels like Liverpool from years ago, like we’re making all the same mistakes as they did. We were watching Liverpool and City from afar and smirking as they changed managers and players every year, never getting anything right. It feels like we have turned into a Liverpool or a Man City.”
“I feel like people at Liverpool and Man City are looking at us and laughing like we did at them many years ago. I don’t think there’s a lack of quality there. I do think they miss a couple of real class players that other top teams seem to have – a link player between the midfield and the forwards and also a controlling midfield player.”
“It feels like every player who comes into the team struggles. I feel like we could sign Lionel Messi at the moment and he’d struggle in this team. I think (Mourinho) still is (a great manager), but you wonder why his side keeps getting outplayed,” he added.
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