Paul Scholes admits he has “been depressed for a couple of years” in regards to Manchester United’s performances after watching his former side suffer defeat (2-1) to Fenerbahce in the Europa League on Thursday night.
The 41-year-old, who won 11 Premier League titles and two Champions League crowns with the Red Devils between 1992 and 2013, feels United will become “unrecognisable” in the next couple of years after their latest loss in Turkey.
He said on BT Sport, “I’ve been depressed for a couple of years, it doesn’t matter anymore.
“There are three or four better teams in the Premier League, we know this team is not capable of challenging for the Premier League. Whatever United do in the next 18 months is a bonus.
“This team in two years will be unrecognisable from what it is now.”
Jose Mourinho’s side currently sit eighth in the Premier League table, already eight points behind joint-leaders Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool, and visit Swansea City on Sunday, looking for their first league victory since September 24.
But the ex-midfielder doesn’t feel the ‘Special One’ will turn around the club’s fortunes anytime soon, adding, “We’ve had quite a painful three years and I think the next 18 months to two years could be very similar until this manager has three, four transfer windows to really get a team he wants.”