Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has once again expressed his doubts over his old side’s ability to win the Premier League this season.
Scholes’ comments came after Man United’s late 2-1 win over Watford, which sent Louis van Gaal‘s side to the top of the table temporarily.
United, after such an encouraging start to the game, shot themselves in the foot by conceding a penalty late on but Bastian Schweinsteiger‘s dramatic late winner ensured that his side didn’t drop two vital points.
Speaking after the win, the 41-year-old still remained negative about his former club.
“I think they can win the league, but I don’t think I’ve seen a performance yet where I’ve thought, wow, that team is brilliant, they can go on to win the league,” said Scholes.
“I think United can get better and if they add maybe a couple of players in January, then… I think they can win it, but I’m not totally convinced.”
Van Gaal’s side isn’t – much to Scholes’ clear indignation – the swashbuckling outfit that dominated European football under Sir Alex Ferguson.
But this alone doesn’t rule them out of this year’s title race. The Dutchman’s side are, through their calculated, assured build-up and seemingly impregnable defence, an exhaustingly difficult team to beat.