Give Jose time to fix United, says Scholes
Paul Scholes feels Jose Mourinho may need up to four transfer windows to rectify Manchester United's problems after admitting to feeling "depressed" about the team's fortunes.
Scholes' old club were beaten again under Mourinho yesterday morning (Singapore time), losing 2-1 to Fenerbahce in the Europa League.
So far in his short reign, the problems encountered by predecessors Louis van Gaal and David Moyes are presenting themselves to the Portuguese.
But, while down about the present day, Scholes believes Mourinho will create an "unrecognisable" side in the future.
"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," Scholes told BT Sport.
"This team in two years will be unrecognisable from what they are now.
"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 are not capable of challenging for the Premier League.
"Whatever United do in the next 18 months is a bonus."
Scholes believes that United currently have issues to address at both ends of the field.
He added: "I think United have two main problems.
"They're struggling to score goals and to win games of football, with (Daley) Blind and (Marcus) Rojo at centre half, they almost need to score three goals, because they look like they're going to give goals away all the time.
"They don't sense danger, they've got no pace, they don't get physical against people and it's a worry because at the other end, they don't look like scoring goals.
"There's only so much the manager can do, they have to be ready and they obviously weren't tonight.
"They conceded that goal early on, you have to expect something like that in a way.
"United were rattled and couldn't handle it and they (Fenerbahce) bullied United and the two centre halves looked like they would concede goals all day long."
- PA Sport.