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'Even Lionel Messi Will Struggle Presently At Manchester United' Says Club Legend Paul Scholes

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Frustrated by the present situation of his boyhood club Manchester United, club legend turned football pundit Paul Scholes has expressed his anguish at the present form of the club, stating 'even Lionel Messi will struggle presently at Manchester United'
  • The Red Devils have been torrid this season, currently lying 8th in the Premier League table after as many matches

Frustrated by the present situation of his boyhood club Manchester United, club legend turned football pundit Paul Scholes has expressed his anguish at the present form of the club, stating 'even Lionel Messi will struggle at the moment at Manchester United'.

The Red Devils have been torrid this season, currently lying 8th in the Premier League table after as many matches. Their performance on the field have been very lethargic, and pressure has been built up on manager Jose Mourinho, who is into the third year at the club.

Many have pointed fingers at the manager for the struggles, while other believes players are to be blamed. And according to Scholes, it has to be the former. Speaking to ESPN FC, he said,

"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."

Not stopping there, Scholes further went onto compare the Red Devils with their arch-rivals Manchester City and Liverpool, stating that the two teams are on a different level as compared to United in the present scenario.

"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. 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."

Manchester United, 20-time league champions, have found the going tough this season. Despite having spent huge amount of money in transfers for the third consecutive season, Jose Mourinho has failed to rejuvenate the squad and bring results. His position has also come under scrutiny following scuffles with a number of his players, including Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial.

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