Jurgen Klopp's Anfield charges appear miles ahead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Red Devils at present.
The retired midfielder has effectively written off United's chances of competing for the Premier League title for the next two years and appears sure that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will finish behind Jurgen Klopp's Reds as well as behind bitter city rivals Manchester City, plus Chelsea and Tottenham.
United, who drew with Southampton last weekend, have just one victory from their opening four Premier League matches, having also drawn with Wolverhampton and lost at home to Crystal Palace, with their season-opening hammering of Chelsea now appearing a somewhat distant memory.
"I think you almost have to write United off for the next two years - this team - until Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has cleared everything he wants out; has four or five transfer windows," Scholes told Sky Sports News. "United are going to be behind Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham.
"I think this is United at the minute; you have to be patient with the young players but the experienced players have to step up. We've seen over and over again how many mistakes experienced players are making. It's difficult for young players to come into a team like that."
With Man United having gone from one of England's most feared sides to a shadow of themselves, while Liverpool have assembled a stellar team under Klopp, the Reds faithful are sure to enjoy one of the Red Devils' best players in recent years issuing such a brutal verdict on where things stand at present at Old Trafford and expecting them to be well off the pace compared with the likes of the Anfield side.
Liverpool's first clash with Man United this season takes place on 20 October at Old Trafford, while the reverse fixture at Anfield is on 18 January next year.
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