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Paul Scholes does not sound inspired by United this season.

Paul Scholes sums up why Manchester United aren't playing exciting football

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After the David Moyes and Louis van Gaal eras, it's hard to blame Manchester United for bringing in Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese is all about getting results.

The manner in which he does that isn't always the most eye-catching, hence the criticism he's faced since the goalless draw against Liverpool a fortnight ago.

However, as it's four years, going on five, since the club have won the Premier League, all that really matters at this stage is delivering silverware.

In Mourinho's first season at the helm, he picked up the EFL Cup and the Europa League. Attention now turns to the title, and possibly even the Champions League if United are feeling particularly ambitious.

Debate rages on about whether the Special One's brand of football is fitting of a team who have traditionally been one of English football's most attractive sides.

Speaking on BT Sport, Paul Scholes has weighed in with his view. The former England international was part of an electrifying set-up under Sir Alex Ferguson and still managed to win 11 titles, three FA Cups, and two Champions Leagues.

Unfortunately, the ex-midfielder doesn't seem to think the current crop of players will be able to find that same balance of producing quality football and bringing home honours.

Scholes isn't enthralled 

"I think they're in a position where they've brought a manager in to win games, win trophies, and ultimately now win the league," he said.

"The club isn't really in a position to determine how they win the league. We know we'd all like to see brilliant attacking football, wave after wave of attacks, but I don't think this team is possibly capable of that.

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"I don't think that's the way this manager does it, he's first and foremost a defensive coach. He wants to set up in a way that will stop the other team playing and he is doing that. We have to accept his style of football as many clubs have done, and he's very successful at doing it.

"This season, they've won a lot of games. It's not been brilliant football. After four years, I think there comes a point when philosophies have to go out the window."

They're not entirely flattering words about the United boss, but Scholes is pretty spot on.

Mourinho notched up another win with a 2-0 victory over Benfica on Tuesday night.

Are United capable of playing exciting football under Mourinho? Have your say in the comments. 

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Jose Mourinho
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UEFA Champions League
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