Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has admitted that his former side have not gained much momentum since their last Champions League defeat at the hands of Galatasaray.
Heading into a must-win clash against FC Copenhagen, United sit bottom of Group A with zero points.
Since their defeat vs. Galatasaray, United have won back-to-back Premier League games vs. Brentford and Sheffield United respectively.
However, United’s performances in both matches left a lot to be desired.
Against Brentford, the Red Devils required late heroics from Scott McTominay who scored an unlikely brace deep into stoppage time.
At Bramall Lane, United were simply uninspiring and in large phases of the game, struggled to break down the Blades who would have been left disappointed by the final result.
Speaking to TNT Sports (via MEN), Scholes raised these concerns and expressed fears at United’s chances of convincingly overcoming FC Copenhagen.
The club legend said, “This week is vitally important. They’re in a terrible position after losing to Galatasaray, that first home game was a complete disaster. I’m not sure how much confidence the two wins in the Premier League will give them.
“One of them was scraped through [against Brentford], and again the performance wasn’t great again on Saturday night against a team you would expect to be relegated [Sheffield United].”
“They’re just not firing at the minute. I’m not sure what the issue is, there seems to be a lot of changes all the time, they can’t seem to get a consistent team, whether it’s through injuries or suspensions, whatever it may be.”
Scholes added, “But they need to win this game, there’s no doubt about it, and they probably need to win three of the next four games in the Champions League.”
The 48-year-old explained that it would be a massive let-down if Erik ten Hag’s men were to fail in their objective of getting out of their group and advancing to the next round of the Champions League.