Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Paul Scholes slams former club amid Liverpool and Man City spending

Paul Scholes slams former club amid Liverpool and Man City spending

United are understood to have had a £22.5million offer rejected though the club maintain they only wanted a loan.

The 39-year-old, who made 312 appearances for the Red Devils, believes the negativity surrounding the club at present will hamper their progress towards Premier League success which will see them finish below their closest rivals.

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has admitted that Liverpool got the best of Pep Guardiola's side last season and has challenged his teammates to overcome the increased competition in the Premier League ahead of the new campaign.

Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini were all given extended breaks after their countries reached the last four of the tournament and are uncertain to be fit enough to be involved. Jonny Evans, James Maddison and Nampalys Mendy are all doubts for the opening fixture.

Mourinho warned United could face a "difficult" season if the club failed to sign new players, but he is insisting he will be content to work with the players in his squad in comments that may not reveal his true feelings after a disappointing few weeks of transfer business.

Speaking to the Mirror, he said, "I'm a United fan".

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Manchester United have also been linked with moves to Leicester City's England star Harry Maguire and FC Barcelona's Colombian Yerry Mina. "Any help that can come from them, is welcome".

The Brazil global was snapped up in a £52.5 million ($70m) deal and has impressed during his pre-season outings.

"I would go for Alderweireld, all day long because he is suited to the way United play".

"We have Fernandinho, [Ilkay] Gundogan can play there. After Riyad it was important to keep our players and add some good players to strengthen the team".

On the chances of Vardy or Maguire featuring in the season opener: "If we are serious I think they can not participate in the first game, with just five days training with the team".

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