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Paul Scholes: Man United Feel Like Liverpool From Years Ago

Paul Scholes: Man United Feel Like Liverpool From Years Ago

Paul Scholes has not bitten his tongue when it comes to giving his opinion on Manchester United this season.

The United legend sat down with ESPN for an interview in which he pinpointed the areas in which his club and their manager are failing.

On Mourinho, Scholes pointed to the Portugese's criticism of United's transfer dealings, arguing that he changes his starting eleven so much the scouts do not know what to look for:

I didn't like the manager praising West Ham's chief scout after the defeat there and congratulating him on finding [Issa] Diop. It was a massive dig at his own scouts. If you're a scout at Man United, how can you know what type of player to look for when the manager is changing his team every week and his formation all the time? Where's the blueprint for the player you want? It must be an impossible job.

Scholes went on to say that United currently remind him of Liverpool after their dominance of the seventies and eighties falling into similar pitfalls:

United now feels like Liverpool from years ago, like we're making all the same mistakes as they did.

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Looking back on when United eclipsed Liverpool, Scholes detailed how the tables have turned in 2018, and again reiterated that the stability and continuity that Liverpool currently and City currently have is in stark contrast to United's current situation:

...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. 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.

Scholes stated that he hoped that Mourinho can turn it around at Old Trafford, though the 43-year-old was not banking on the Portugese getting United out of their current rut.

H/T: ESPN

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