Paul Scholes: Liverpool FC are ‘laughing’ at Man United

The Man United legend believes the club is turning into "a Liverpool FC or a Man City"

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Man United legend Paul Scholes Photo: BT Sport

Paul Scholes admits that it feels like Liverpool FC and Manchester City are laughing at Manchester United’s demise.

The Red Devils have made a poor start to the Premier League season after Jose Mourinho’s side managed to collect an underwhelming 13 points from their opening eight games.

Manchester United are seven points adrift of Manchester City, Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC after the trio made unbeaten starts to their title challenges.

The 20-time English champions have lost to Brighton, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham in the current campaign to heap pressure on Mourinho at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils went on a four-game winless run in all competitions in September and October to fuel talk of Mourinho losing his job at last season’s Premier League runners up.

Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013 and the three-time European Cup winners have only managed to finis in the top four three times since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.

Former England international Scholes believes their rivals are revealing in Manchester United’s misery under Mourinho.

“We were watching Liverpool and City from afar and smirking as they changed managers and players every year, never getting anything right,” Scholes told ESPN.

“It feels like we have turned into a Liverpool or a Man City.”

Liverpool FC have been talked up as potential title challengers this season after Jurgen Klopp made a number of key signings in the last two transfer windows.

The Reds are in third place but level on 20 points with defending champions Manchester City in pursuit of their first Premier League title.

Liverpool FC haven’t won the top-flight crown since Kenny Dalglish led the Reds to title glory in 1990.

Scholes is concerned that Manchester United are starting to toil like Liverpool FC did throughout much of the 1990s and 2000s.

“I feel like people at Liverpool and Man City are looking at us and laughing like we did at them many years ago,” Scholes continued. “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.”

Manchester United were 3-2 winners against Newcastle United in their last Premier League fixture before the international break.

The Red Devils will hope to secure successive Premier League victories when Mourinho’s side take on Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

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