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Scholes: Messi would struggle in this team

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes that even Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi would struggle in his former club’s current squad.

Scholes has never shied away when it comes to letting people know how he feels about the state of affairs at Manchester United. And in his most recent interview with ESPN, the midfielder who played a key role in the club’s glory years, did not hold back one bit.

“It feels like every player who comes into the team struggles. I feel like we could sign Lionel Messi at the moment and he’d struggle in this team.

“I look at the current squad of players and I don’t think there’s a lack of quality there. I do think they miss a couple of real class players that other top teams seem to have – a link player and also a controlling midfield player,” he said.

And Scholes is afraid that United could end up becoming like Liverpool, who are still trying to win the title for the first time in 29 years.

“It feels like they (United) have lost sight of the most important thing at a football club, which is what happens on the pitch. The club are great at making money but how long can that last when the team are playing so badly?

“It shouldn’t make any difference but it does. United now feels like Liverpool from years ago, like we’re making all the same mistakes as they did.

“We were watching Liverpool and City from afar and smirking as they changed managers and players every year, never getting anything right. It feels like we have turned into a Liverpool or a Man City.

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

“Whether Jose has a clear way in the future, I don’t know because the form is that bad. United are all over the place,” he said.

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