Manchester United legend-turned-pundit Paul Scholes does not see the Red Devils competing for the Premier League title this season. United made good progress under Jose Mourinho last term as they secured the runner-up spot for the first time since the Alex Ferguson era but Scholes feels there is more work to do before they can close the gap on reigning champions Manchester City.
United started the summer transfer window with plenty of promise as they acquired the signature of Fred and Diogo Dalot in a short space of time. However, thereafter, they managed to make just one signing in the form of goalkeeper Lee Grant, who has been recruited to assume the role of the third-choice shot-stopper.
As a result, there has been plenty of frustration from both Jose Mourinho and the supporters alike over the reduced number of signings but they have to live with the decision until January, at the least with the Premier League transfer window having now closed. Compared to United, City made just one major signing in the form of Riyad Mahrez but they are looking value to retain the title, barring a strong challenge from Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have been regarded by many to have aced the transfer window with the signings of Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson and the Reds could end their wait for their maiden Premier League title this term, provided they can get their act together. The Reds have often performed with class against the top-six opponents only to succumb to disappointing results against mid-table and relegation-threatened clubs.