Jose Mourinho is struggling to find consistency at Manchester United (Action Plus via Getty Images)Paul Scholes believes Manchester United have turned into a laughing stock by copying the mistakes Liverpool made during his time as a player.
United have lost three out of their eight Premier League games so far and a title challenge from Jose Mourinho’s side is looking unlikely.
Meanwhile, Liverpool and Manchester City have enjoyed a strong start to the season and look on course to compete for the title.
During Scholes’ career, both Liverpool and City struggled to to keep up with United who dominated the Premier League under Sir Alex Ferguson.
But the former midfielder believes United have slipped far behind their rivals with poor recruitment and a muddled playing style.
Scholes won 11 Premier League titles during his time at United (Getty Images)‘United now feels like Liverpool from years ago, like we’re making all the same mistakes as they did,’ Scholes told ESPN.
‘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.
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‘But if you look across the road, they’re doing everything right. They’ve brought the best manager in the world in. They’ve brought staff in to be responsible for signing players. They have a set way of playing every week.
‘Everything becomes easy for them. It becomes easy for the scout who knows that they play 4-3-3 and knows the positions of players and what they’re looking to sign.
‘It’s virtually impossible for a chief scout at Man United to do the same.
‘Whether Jose has a clear way in the future, I don’t know because the form is that bad. United are all over the place.’
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