‘Change everything!’ – Paul Scholes slams the Glazers and tells Sir Jim Ratcliffe how to fix Manchester United

'The only thing world class about this football club right now is the history.'

‘Change everything!’ – Paul Scholes slams the Glazers and tells Sir Jim Ratcliffe how to fix Manchester United
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Paul Scholes is desperate to see the back of the Glazers (Photo: TNT Sports)

Paul Scholes has slammed the Glazer family for Manchester United’s decline, saying: ‘The only thing world class at the club is the history.’

The United legend is hopeful however that Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s partial takeover of the club can revive their fortunes, though there is a lot of work to do.

The British billionaire is set to buy a 25% minority stake for around £1.5billion, which will see him largely take control of the club’s football operations.

Ratcliffe had hoped to complete a full takeover, but the Glazers’ are determined to retain control, much to the fury of fans and former United stars who are desperate to see the back of their ownership.

The Red Devils have declined heavily since the American family bought the club in 2005, with the side no longer a dominant force on the pitch, while their facilities pale massively in comparison to their rivals in England and beyond.

Discussing Ratcliffe’s impending arrival, Scholes told TNT Sports: ‘He’s got a lot do. This is a world class football club but it’s not behaving like it, it’s not performing like it.

‘From the first-team to the youth teams. I watched the U19s today – they got beaten by Copenhagen. It’s not right.

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Sir Jim Ratcliffe is poised to buy (part of) Man Utd (Photo: Getty)

‘They’re underperforming in every single area. I love this stadium but it needs renovations. The training ground probably is not up to standard either.

‘The only thing world class about this football club right now is the history. He [Ratcliffe] needs to get some new people, new staff, new players right through the club to make new history for the club.

‘This is one of, if not the biggest club in the world, he has to change almost everything. The whole club is underperforming. It’s a massive job to come into!

‘But the fans won’t be happy. The fans don’t want the Glazers here. I reckon that 25% is eventually just a stepping stone for him taking control of the club.’

Their have been rumours that should United’s poor start to the season continue, Ratcliffe could look to replace Erik ten Hag, but on that front Scholes still has faith in the manager, adding: ‘I think he’s the right man for the job.

‘I like him. He’s almost been thrown out the lions, left on his own to defend everything’

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