Manchester United lack quality to challenge for title - Scholes

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United officials believe there are differences in that Mourinho was coming off the back of winning titles at Real Madrid and Chelsea ahead of those respective departures. The Frenchman is still relatively new to management having only worked as three years at Real Madrid and could potentially build a legacy at Old Trafford.

The news may please United fans, and would surely leave Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial feeling optimistic - and not just due to their seemingly frayed relationships with Mourinho.

Jose Mourinho's men racked up the club's best points total since 2013 last season, claiming 81 points and finishing second in the table, but nonetheless finished 19 points behind Manchester City.

Despite their opening day win against Leicester City on Friday night, many have doubted Jose Mourinho's reign in charge at Old Trafford after an average pre-season and a lack of transfer activity.

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That is what the French coach is dreaming about according to the newspaper 'L'Equipe' with the former Real Madrid coach being tempted to try his hand in the Premier League.

The Portuguese manager had warned United's board that the club face a "difficult season" if the squad was not improved. 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.

Giggs is the only player to have played more Premier League matches for United than Scholes, while Keane and Beckham were also part of the team that won the treble of Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup in 1998/99.

Dalot moved to United in a £19m deal from FC Porto earlier in the summer but arrived carrying a knee injury that he sustained while playing in Portugal during the latter stages of last season.

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