After so many glorious years at the very top of English football, Manchester United's supremacy appears to be fading.
Last night represented yet another setback in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era, as the Red Devils crashed out of the Champions League in the group stages.
A 3-2 defeat in Germany against Wolfsburg was enough to see Louis van Gaal's side crash into the Europa League. Following the encounter on BT Sport, Gary Lineker asked former Manchester United trio Paul Scholes, Rio Ferdinand and Michael Owen numerous questions about the club.
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There was one question, however, that certainly took Scholes and Ferdinand by surprise. When Lineker asked if the Old Trafford outfit are on the brink of becoming like Liverpool, the former United duo responded brilliantly as they buried their heads in their hands.
Scholes then went on to claim that, despite the club's struggle this season, he wouldn't be surprised if United secured the Premier League title.
The United legend stated: "Do you know what, they are three points off the top of the league. No one wants to win the league. Apart from Leicester obviously.
"But if United can put something together, which is looking unlikely, but you never know, they've got a chance of winning the league. But do you know what, you wouldn't be surprised if they won the league or you wouldn't be surprised if they came sixth or seventh."
They have a chance
Scholes is right, of course; United really do have a chance of landing the title this season. Let's be honest, Van Gaal's side must improve sooner rather than later, but their rivals aren't exactly flying right now.
Domestically, United have been excellent defensively and title-winning teams are built on solid defences. The Red Devils have struggled in the attacking department, so it's crucial Van Gaal manages to change the dynamic of his team.
In Anthony Martial, Memphis Depay, Juan Mata and Co., United have a number of classy forwards, so there's no reason why they won't be able to improve during the second half of the season.
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