Paul Scholes believes United boss Jose Mourinho could lose his job if the Reds are unable to mount a serious title challenge this season.
Mourinho’s side finished a whopping 19-points behind champions Manchester City last season, and have only made one senior addition to the squad- Fred.
Scholes believes a strong start is fundamental if United are to mount a serious challenge but admits he doesn’t see it happening.
“I just don’t see United getting closer to City. City are a really good side, great manager, some great players, a way of playing that they all know about and Manchester United seem to be not too sure what’s going on.”
“Do I think he will leave? I’ve absolutely no idea. He needs to get off to a good start this season, there’s no doubt about that.”
“I think a lot will depend on how his team plays, you know. If his team don’t do well, if they’re not playing well, if they’re not entertaining people, they’re not challenging for the league, then he possibly could go. But he’s got great experience, he’s been at top clubs, he’s been in difficult positions before, he’s in a difficult position now I think, but he needs to try to find a way to get out of it.”