Juventus and implied the French World Cup victor is unable to control games in the way a player of his calibre should.
However, it doesn't always work out for our aspiring youngsters, many of whom are released or sold to lesser clubs before they even have a chance to play for the first team.
It is understood that Allegri could be offered a three-year contract to succeed Jose Mourinho by United, with a budget of around €200million to spend on new players.
The former United and England midfielder has been a frequent and vocal critic of his old club, who are languishing in eighth place in the Premier League - five points adrift of any other member of the "Big Six".
His longstanding rival Ronaldo now sits on 38 goals for club and country in 2018, and needs to find the back of the net just two more times to reach the 40-goal mark for a ninth successive season.
"I'm thinking of a [Kevin] De Bruyne, [Eden] Hazard or David Silva", Scholes told ESPN. "I feel like people at Liverpool and Man City are looking at us and laughing as we did at them many years ago".
For Scholes, those problems all add up to a nightmare scenario for the Red Devils, with their rivals in Manchester and Liverpool poking fun after years of United dominance. It feels like we have turned into a Liverpool or a Man City.
"I hate going back and saying "when we played, we did this and we did that", but I look at the current squad of players and I don't think there's a lack of quality there".
For Scholes, United's current players do not have what is required.