Man United legend plays down former club’s chances of title next season

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes that his former club will not be able to challenge for the title next season, according to reports from the Mirror.

Scholes is adamant that the Red Devils should refocus their attention on finishing in the top four once again, as he sees champions Chelsea strengthening and Arsenal also in with a shout next season.

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“I’d be looking at Champions League again for next year,” he said. “I think it’s probably a bit early to challenge for the league.

“We know Chelsea will buy two or three players and you have to say they have been a long way ahead this year.

“Arsenal look good apart from Monday night (they lost to Swansea) and if they buy a couple I don’t think they will be far away. You have to say City will spend a lot of money as well so there’s a lot of catching up to be done.”

United have already started their transfer business early by agreeing a £25million fee for PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay, who’s scored an impressive 28 goals in 39 games in the past campaign.

And it seems that they will be strengthening the squad even more in the summer, with the likes of Real Madrid star Gareth Bale and Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels both targeted by the 13-time Premier League champions.

Louis van Gaal’s men are still in the race to finish in either 2nd or 3rd, which would give the club automatic qualification intro Europe’s elite competition.