Messi Would Struggle at Manchester United - Scholes

Michael Carrick says Jose Mourinho understands the club's traditions

In an interview with ESPN recently, Paul Scholes minced no words as he let the world know of his feelings about the current situation of Manchester United.

Paul Scholes believes he knows why Paul Pogba isn't performing at the standards he set while at Juventus and implied the French World Cup victor is unable to control games in the way a player of his calibre should.

They had to watch Manchester City win last season's title in record-breaking fashion and Pep Guardiola's men are flying high at the top once more, alongside Liverpool and manager Jose Mourinho's former club Chelsea.

The United boss is thought to have been unhappy with the club's transfer business in the summer, as he feels that they have failed to add a suitable centre-back to strengthen the team sufficiently.

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In the most recent game, Bailly was substituted after just 18 minutes against Newcastle United in the epic comeback win but Mourinho is said to have since contacted the Ivorian to reveal that the decision was tactical. I didn't think he was a player that we needed, especially for that type of money.

United are already seven points behind English Premier League front-runners Manchester City and Chelsea after eight games. What's more is that the ones that do remain at the club are loaned out constantly in order to prove their worth to the manager. United now feels like Liverpool from years ago, like we're making all the same mistakes as they did. "I feel like we could sign Lionel Messi at the moment and he'd struggle in this team".

Manchester United now have five players on loan at clubs around Europe.

"That becomes easy to play against because you know that cockiness will come."

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