Former Manchester United star Paul Scholes has once more taken aim at his ex-employers, stating that even Lionel Messi would fail to revive their failing fortunes.
And Scholes believes that morale is so low at Old Trafford right now that the task of turning things around would be too much even for Barcelona’s wizard.
“It feels like every player who comes into the team struggles,” Scholes said in an interview with ESPN FC.
“I feel like we could sign Lionel Messi at the moment and he’d struggle in this team.
“Ronaldo is sensational at what he does, with pace and power. He scores, he takes free-kicks. But as an all-round footballer, Messi — wow, his passing — has absolutely everything.”
While Scholes was referring directly in his statement to the woes suffered by Alexis Sanchez since moving to Man United, he has also spoken out in the past about the rift between Mourinho and Paul Pogba, stating that the midfielder should be retained.
In spite of that support, however, Scholes admitted that the France international’s rather erratic form is testing his patience.
“How old is he, 25? He does some of the best things in games, a great pass or dribble, a great touch or dribble. Then, five minutes later, he’ll do one of the worst things like his brain has switched off, like it’s all about him because he’s just shown everyone how good he is,” he added.
“That becomes easy to play against because you know that cockiness will come. Against Wolves, he showed a great touch to Fred but then the next minute he’d given the ball away in midfield, which led to a goal.
“That sums him up.”
“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.