PAUL SCHOLES has claimed Manchester United are “three or four transfer windows” away from challenging for trophies.
The Old Trafford veteran, 44, was from impressed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side during the 1-1 draw with Southampton.
United walked away from St Mary’s with just one point after Jannik Vestergaard’s strike cancelled out Daniel James’ opener.
And Scholes has insisted that his former club have a long way to go until they can challenge the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.
He said: “On that showing today you have to feel there is a good three or four transfer windows before they get where they want to be.
“United are United. I think you almost have to write United off for the next two years, this team.
The Reds have already dropped points to Wolves, Crystal Palace and the Saints this season after just four games this season.
And Owen Hargreaves, who played for United from 2007 until 2011, has also slammed Solskjaer’s side.
He said: “I worry for Ole Gunnar and the players. The teams they’ve played haven’t been difficult and they’re dropping points.
“It’s going to be difficult for them this season.”