Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has revealed he knew the red devils were in trouble, after they made their first two signings of the Post Alex Ferguson era.
Neither Juan Mata nor Marouane Fellaini was right for Manchester United according to Paul Scholes, – who believed that was the beginning of the end for the club.
Both players have been far from integral in Solskjaer’s squad, Marouane Fellaini eventually sold, as one the manager’s first statement of intent, while Juan Mata has been scarcely used since extending his contract in 2019.
Paul Scholes admits both players were good at the time but never saw them fit to feature as Manchester United players.
“When you look five or six years ago when Sir Alex Ferguson left, the only person that’s probably going to get the credit he deserved was David Gill [former chief executive],” Scholes told the Metro.
“He was a football man. From the day he went, as well as Sir Alex, it’s been difficult.
“I think there were alarm bells straightaway really when David [Moyes] took over and he signed Juan Mata and Fellaini for something like £70m. They’re good players in their own right, but I don’t think they were Manchester United players.
“I don’t think Sir Alex or David Gill would have signed those types of players, so I think from then on, alarm bells have rung and we’re in the position we are now because of buying players who we don’t really think are Man Utd players.
“Ole’s come in and he’s got the opportunity to put that right.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will get the chance to put things in its place at Manchester United. But first, the manager would have to overcome Sunday’s opponent Liverpool. As they look to return to winning ways, after a horrid start to the season.