This summer has been all change at Manchester United, lots of regular and established faces leaving the club including big names such as Ryan Giggs, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra. But now under Louis van Gaal the club look ahead to get the club back to the top of the Premier League. But, Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has come out saying that he cannot see them winning the league this season, even with the confidence back in the side.
Paul Scholes has gone on to describe new manager Louis van Gaal as a ‘mad genius’ and that he ‘looks a bit crazy’ – But feels that the club will not challenge for the title for the 2014/15 season.
Writing in his new column for the Independent, Paul Scholes said:
“I find it hard to see them as Premier League title contenders this season
“My instinct is that the title will be between Manchester City and Chelsea, with United, Liverpool and Arsenal in competition for the two remaining Champions League places.
“The chief reason I see little prospect of United winning the title is that they have not signed enough players in this window.
“United needed to buy a top-level midfielder, of which there were very few available this summer. Just two, in fact. And Cesc Fabregas and Toni Kroos have already made their moves.”
However, following David Moyes’ disastrous tenure last season, Scholes has plenty of faith in Van Gaal and he believes the Dutchman’s aura will help United climbing up the table.
“Louis van Gaal has the respect of the players. He got it as soon as he arrived. This is a man who has managed some huge clubs: Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and he has just taken the Netherlands to third place in a World Cup finals.
“He is a man with presence. He looks a bit of a scary man. Good. Sir Alex Ferguson was a scary man too, at times, and it is possible to push players into performances. From what I’ve seen in pre-season, he looks a bit mad. He’s a bit like a mad genius – he looks a bit crazy.”