Paul Scholes Names A Player United Should’ve Signed Before Transfer Deadline

BT Sport's Paul Scholes.

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Manchester United were linked with almost an entire roster of players spanning various positions over the course of the summer transfer window.

However, at the end of it, they only had the additions of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Daniel James, and Harry Maguire to boast of. While the sheer importance of these players and the vital roles they’ll fulfill cannot be ignored, it is also quite evident that the club ought to have made a few more signings.

While a midfielder is the most obvious spot where they lacked reinforcements, now it is painfully obvious that it is in the attacking positions that they are the most undermanned at.

Now, a former Red Devil shares this opinion and also gives his input as to which player the Mancunian giants ought to have not given up on.


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Paul Scholes, while speaking to the Robbie Savage’s Premier League Breakfast (via the Mirror), stated that Manchester United should have purchased Christian Eriksen from Tottenham Hotspur.

He said: “I was quite excited when Christian Eriksen got mentioned. He could have made a big difference to United in the way De Bruyne plays for City, creating chances and scoring goals.”

The midfield legend goes on to make an immensely important point with regard to the club’s present situation: “It is a worry for me, the centre-forward position. They have got players like Rashford and Martial, Greenwood, but are they really No.9s? We have to wait and see. I think they are flipping between being a wide player and being a centre forward. They are yet to prove they can score 25-30 goals a season.”

While Anthony Martial was impressive in his former spot during the pre-season game against Spurs, Scholes’ point about transitioning from playing up wide applies best to him.

Then there’s also the worry of the club failing to land a replacement striker for Romelu Lukaku. Will all these shortcomings hurt the club’s chances going into the Premier League?