Manchester United ‘are missing a real dominant centre back’ and need to find a partner for Harry Maguire ‘with authority’ to take Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to the ‘next level’, insists Paul Scholes
- Paul Scholes said the club lacked the belief to fight for the Premier League title
- The legendary ex-Manchester United midfielder believes defence is a weak spot
- Scholes added that Harry Maguire needs an authoritative centre half next to him
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has declared the club needs an authoritative centre half to push on to the next level.
After stating the club lacked the belief to fight for the Premier League title, the former United midfielder had his say on where the Red Devils need to improve in order to challenge for Premier League titles.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side beat Newcastle 3-1 on Sunday but looked shaky at the back and conceded lots of chances against a misfiring Magpies side.
Paul Scholes believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to sign a centre half to challenge for titles
Manchester United beat Newcastle 3-1 on Sunday but were sloppy and open at the back
And Scholes underlined the Red Devils’ problem being at the back rather than in midfield or up front.
He said after the match: ‘They are missing a real dominant centre back, you look back at the history of the teams that win leagues they have real leaders in the back four.
‘Maguire could be but he needs someone next to him that can dominate. I don’t think we are far off, the attacking play, the midfield play, Paul Pogba is looking better, Fred and (Scott) McTominay.
Legendary former midfielder Scholes was speaking after United’s 3-1 win against Newcastle
‘We have a young (Mason) Greenwood coming of age, the more games he plays the more star quality he will bring, this lad could be a real superstar.
‘There’s goals in the team and I just think a real dominant centre half with authority could take United to that next level.’
United host Real Sociedad in their Europa League round of 32 second leg on Thursday before travelling to Chelsea on Sunday.
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