And Scholes name-checked Manchester City duo David Silva and De Bruyne, along with Chelsea's Hazard - the league's leading scorer - as the benchmark, but acknowledged there are no guarantees. Modric might have joined the Nerazzurri last summer, only for Real to close the door on his departure, but the Italians are said to be ready to go after the 33-year-old again at the end of this season.
The style of play under manager Jose Mourinho has also come under scrutiny as the decorated coach struggles to create a side able to challenge for the Premier League title - which has eluded the club since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.
"I know he has qualities and has been a good player but I never saw him as a United player", Scholes said in an interview with ESPN.
"The signing felt like it happened just to stop Man City signing him".
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Moreover, officers from the Ukrainian Air Force have started their own investigation into the cause of the crash . The Ukranian air force said that training flights of all types of aircraft would continue, according to UNIAN.
Manchester United now have five players on loan at clubs around Europe.
Scholes is concerned that Manchester United are starting to toil like Liverpool FC did throughout much of the 1990s and 2000s.
"I loved that team, especially Pirlo and the way he was so relaxed as he controlled the game".
"If the team don't play well then they're brought back in for an hour, then left out". "But if you look across the road, they're doing everything right".
Mourinho will head to his former stomping ground once the global break is over, with a trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea when the Premier League campaign resumes.