Ex-Red Devil writes off United’s title hopes

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has stated that his old employers are unlikely to win the Premier League title this season.

Louis van Gaal’s men have not been playing with the gusto that the Old Trafford faithful would wish, but have ground out results to see them in the top four.

A late Troy Deeney own goal yesterday gave the Red Devils a 2-1 win over Watford at Vicarage Road and lifted them to within a point of top spot.

Despite this, Scholes is not convinced that United can put forward a consistent title challenge and has backed other sides to finish ahead of Van Gaal’s charges.

“Are they good enough to go on and win the league? I’m not 100 per cent convinced, I think Manchester City and Arsenal would have to struggle with injuries and form,” Scholes is quoted as saying by The Daily Mail.

“That says everything about them and is typical of the way Manchester United have played this season.”

United have based their team around a solid defensive effort this season and have looked assured at the back but devoid of ideas going forward.

Van Gaal currently has a host of important first-team players unavailable due to injury ahead of a Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven in midweek.

 


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