Scholes was speaking after United's 3-2 defeat of Sheffield United last night.
Scholes said: "I think if they can keep nine or ten players fit for the next 26 games they will be there or thereabouts. They've found an exciting way of playing.
"I think (Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, manager) has changed formations and personnel a lot. For five games (last year) they didn't change the team and it was this team tonight without the left-back and goalkeeper. It's a 4-2-3-1 and it worked.
"It's a formation that really suits the team. (Bruno) Fernandes in the number 10 role feeding Martial, Rashford and (Mason) Greenwood. How fantastic is that? They're one of the best, quickest finishers around in Europe when they get chances.
"The problem is getting possession and getting control with (Paul) Pogba and (Nemanja) Matic. These two need to get control of the game, Fernandes needs that. Once they've got that they're flying."