Paul Scholes: I don't see Manchester United challenging in Premier League
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has given his former club little chance to challenge for the Premier League title this season, and said Jose Mourinho's men seemed confused on the pitch in their league-opening 2-0 victory against Leicester on Friday.
United finished 19 points behind runaway winners Manchester City last term and Mourinho has been unapologetic in voicing his dissatisfaction with the lack of sufficient reinforcements this summer.
Meanwhile, City and Champions League runners-up Liverpool have added quality to their ranks in the most recent transfer window and Scholes believes they've both distanced themselves from the Old Trafford club.
"When you look at Manchester City, possibly Liverpool, I don't think they [United] have the quality of those two teams at the minute," Scholes told the Daily Mirror.
"Liverpool have made some really good signings. United finished above them last season.
"I just don't see United getting closer to City. City are a really good side, great manager, some great players, a way of playing that they all know about and Manchester United seem to be not too sure what's going on.
"You don't really know the team, you don't really know the players, you don't know how they're going to perform from one week to the next.
"So I hope I'm wrong, but I don't see them challenging for the league this year."