Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer not to play Victor Lindelof at right-back again following their 2-2 draw away at Leicester on Boxing Day.
United’s 10-game win streak on the road came to an end at the King Power, despite Marcus Rashford firing them in front after 23 minutes.
Harvey Barnes brought Leicester level eight minutes later, before Bruno Fernandes looked like extending the Red Devils’ winning run away from home by tucking the ball past Kasper Schmeichel 11 minutes from time.
That was before Jamie Vardy’s effort deflected off Axel Tuanzebe and into the back of the net to earn the Foxes a well-earned point on Boxing Day.
Solskjaer opted to deploy Lindelof as a makeshift right-back at the King Power in the absence of first-choice star Aaron Wan-Bissaka, but Scholes believes his former team-mate made a mistake by doing so.
“I think Lindelof at right-back, I don’t think we’ll see it again,” he said on BT Sport.
“I hope we don’t see it again. There has to be a better option than that.
“I thought Tuanzebe was excellent when he came on, because Barnes was a real threat.
“United, really, I thought they were better once they made the subs. I think they left their best players on the bench.
“I thought when [Edinson] Cavani came on he was excellent, [Paul] Pogba made a big difference as well. [Mason] Greenwood on the bench as well, I know he didn’t come on.
“But I don’t think United are in a position to really leave these players out.
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“If they’re going to challenge for the league they’ve got 12, 13, possibly 14 players who can do that so when you’re leaving these better players out it worries me a little bit.
“The best teams play the same team – look at Pep’s Barcelona team, he never made changes, never left anyone out and they played 60 games a season. That’s what you want.”
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