United legend Paul Scholes believes United are incapable of challenging fierce rivals Manchester City and tough challenger Liverpool to the title this season and that could cost Jose Mourinho his job at the club.
José Mourinho has failed to attract big names to the Manchester club this summer, Fred posing as the only marquee player he’s added to the club’s ranks.
With many backing City to a back-to-back Premier League win this season, Scholes fears United will trail behind and could slip well below their second place finish last season, 19 points adrift the champions.
Scholes praised Pep Guardiola’s City, and tipped Liverpool to cause the biggest problem for the Blues this season, just s they as they did last summer.
Scholes said, while at Hong Kong: When you look at Manchester City, possibly Liverpool, I don’t think they [United] have the quality of those two teams at the minute…
“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.”
On whether the Special One could be booted out of the club if he fails to meet demanding expectations, the 43-year-old remarked that he “could possibly go”, but it all depends on how much he can get from the pool of players available at his disposal.
Paul Scholes won 25 trophies including 11 Premier League titles, the most of any English player, with two Champions League trophies in his 22-year stint at Old Trafford.