Paul Scholes cannot see Manchester United challenging City and Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Paul Scholes does not expect Manchester United to challenge for the Premier League title this season.
The Red Devils were Manchester City’s closest challengers last term but still finished 19 points adrift of Pep Guardiola’s side.
United started their 2018-19 campaign with a 2-1 victory over Leicester City on Friday evening, but the general feeling is that the team are a way behind City and possibly even Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp signed five key players this summer and the Reds laid down a marker at the weekend, thrashing West Ham 4-0 at Anfield.
Scholes, a 11-time Premier League champion, cannot see Manchester United winning the title as he says they do not have the quality of City and Liverpool.
‘When you look at Manchester City, possibly Liverpool, I don’t think they [United] have the quality of those two teams at the minute,’ the legendary midfielder said.
Jose Mourinho is under pressure to close the gap on Manchester City (Picture: Getty)‘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.’
Mourinho’s side are next in action on Sunday when they travel to the south coast to take on Chris Hughton’s Brighton.
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