Paul Scholes - I don't see Manchester United challenging in Premier League

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Manchester United officials do not believe Jose Mourinho will suffer "third season syndrome" and are convinced they have the squad to challenge for the Premier League title, according to Sky sources.

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Manchester United's lack of new signings combined with the uncertainty surrounding the team's strategies and form gives the club a very small chance of challenging for the Premier League title, former midfielder Paul Scholes has said.

Mourinho has been at odds with United's hierarchy this summer over their refusal to sign an experienced central defender before the transfer window got shut on Thursday, August 9.

The 46-year-old is now out of work since resigning as manager of Los Blancos in May 2018, just five days after winning his third consecutive Champions League trophy.

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United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was unable to strike a deal for either player Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld and Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng who were both wanted by Mourinho.

He has previously played for Real Colorado as part of the US soccer development academy and was earmarked for a place in United's U18s squad this season after impressing on trial last season.

The Sun reported in July that Zidane was top of United's shortlist should Mourinho leave the club. A hard summer in the transfer window, that saw a lot of controversy over differences in priorities between the club and manager Jose Mourinho, has finally prompted a move that had been considered for some time.

"When you look at Manchester City, possibly Liverpool, I don't think they [United] have the quality of those two teams at the minute", Scholes told the Daily Mirror.

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