Paul Scholes singles out one reason United have struggled this season

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has given his input in why Manchester United have struggled this season.

Paul Scholes is rarely seen or heard in the media, so when he does appear, everybody is sure to listen to what he has to say.

The Manchester United legend appeared as a studio guest on SkySports for the Manchester derby, and as soon as pleasantries were exchanged, he was quizzed as to why it has all gone wrong for the Red Devils this season.

The once dynamic midfielder offered little hesitation, and blamed it on the uncertainty over team selection, fault pinned both on the manager and the players.

He said: "Well it's difficult for a new manager coming in, he needs to have time to get to know players.

"He doesn't know his best team. Players haven't helped him, they've not performed as they should do, it makes it difficult for him to find his best team."

The situation is summed up by last night's selection, the 46th game United have played this season and David Moyes is yet to name an unchanged side two games in succession.

Great teams are built on consistency, and players not knowing whether they are in the side can cause unwelcome uncertainty as well as the benefits, as admitted by Rio Ferdinand earlier in the season.

As Scholes points out, the players' poor performances make it a vicious cycle, but even after wins the manager elects to change it up, albeit sometimes necessitated by injury.

If Moyes is to kick on next season, when he brings in his own players, finding a starting XI he can begin to rely on will be key to success. If he can find consistency in his own selection, he may just find it in the results.

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