Paul Scholes has taken a swipe at Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo and believes the next two years could be as painful as the last few.
The former United midfielder watched on from the BT Sport studio as Jose Mourinho’s side slumped to a 2-1 defeat away at Fenerbahce in the Europa League.
Scholes said: “United have two big problems at the moment.
“They are really struggling to score goals, and to win games of football, with Blind and Rojo at centre-half, they almost need to score three because they look like they’re going to give goals away all the time.
“They don’t sense danger, they’ve got no pace, they don’t get physical against people and it’s a worry because at the other end United don’t look like they’re going to score goals.
“I know Mourinho doesn’t have much choice in the centre of defence because of injuries but you have to feel going into Sunday [at Swansea] that United will have to score three goals to win the game.
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“It’s been quite a painful three years really and I think the next 18 months to two years could be similar until this manager has three or four transfer windows to really get a team that he wants,” added Scholes.
“In two years, this team will be unrecognisable from what it is now but whatever we do in this two years has to be a bonus. Whether they can win the League Cup, whether they can win the FA Cup.
“Can they win this competition? It doesn’t look like it and they’ve shown in the last three years that they’re not capable of winning the league with this squad.”
The result, which Jose Mourinho put down to having the wrong mentality, leaves United third in Europa League Group A, one point behind joint leaders Fenerbahce and Feyenoord.