Paul Scholes rates Manchester United’s chances of winning the Premier League next season

Paul Scholes says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a huge job on his hands at Man Utd

Paul Scholes cannot see Manchester United challenging for the title (Picture: Getty)

Paul Scholes cannot see Manchester United winning the Premier League next season and says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to spend £200m to rebuild the squad.

Solskjaer made an incredible start to his managerial career at Old Trafford, helping United climb up the Premier League table and progress to the quarter-finals of the .

But the Red Devils have won just two of their last six games in all competitions, suffering defeats to and as well as .

Manchester United are currently fifth in the Premier League – two points adrift of fourth-placed – and Scholes says his former team-mate ‘has a really big job on his hands’.

‘I don’t think we’re particularly close [to a title challenge] at the minute,’ the club legend told BT Sport. ‘I think you’re looking at what, a third or fourth manager?

‘And it feels like you almost need a full rebuild again – a lot of people are expecting United, and I think probably Ole himself, are expecting United to challenge for the league next year.

‘At this minute I just can’t see it. I know have been challenging this year but they were showing signs from the season before and the season before that.

‘They were looking like a team who could challenge for the Premier League and they’ve proven that they will do that.

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‘With United there’s nothing telling me, with what I’m seeing, they are going to be challenging for the league next year.’

The Red Devils have been linked with a number of lucrative summer moves and Scholes added: ‘Give Ole a summer transfer window and he’s going to have to improve this team massively.

‘Not just by new players, but with some of the players that he’s got – and he’s got a really big job on his hands.’

Manchester United travel to Barcelona today for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie, which takes place on Tuesday. Barca won the opening match at Old Trafford 1-0.