By Alex Stevens
Paul Scholes has claimed the Manchester United team in two years will be “unrecognisable” from how it looks now.
The United legend delivered a scathing verdict on Jose Mourinho’s side after they lost 2-1 to Fenerbahce in the Europa League on Thursday night.
The Premier League giants have lost two of their last four matches and won just two of their last seven fixtures in all competitions.
Former midfielder Scholes was less than impressed with the display against the Turkish side and does not expect things to get better anytime soon.
“We have had a painful three years. The next 18 months to two years could be very similar until this manager gets the team he wants,” Scholes told broadcaster BT Sport‘s live coverage of the match on Thursday night.
“This team in two years will be unrecognisable from what it is now. Whatever we do in this two years has to be a bonus.
“It has shown in the last three years that they can’t win this league with these players.”
Scholes went on to claim United were “bullied” by the Turkish side with Mourinho’s men now facing a battle to qualify for the knockout stages.
“There is only so much the manager can do,” he added to BT Sport. “Once the players cross the line, they have to be ready and they weren’t tonight.
“They conceded that goal early on. One of the centre-halves have to pick up the striker.
“Fenerbahce got right about them and United were rattled, they couldn’t handle it.
“For most of the game, they bullied United.”
Defensive duo Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo were also the subject of Scholes’ frustration as United’s problems continue at both ends of the pitch,
“United have two big problems at the minute,” Scholes added to BT Sport.
“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.
“They look like they’re going to concede goals all the time. They don’t sense danger, they’ve got no pace, they don’t get physical. It’s a worry.”