Scholes concerned over ‘unbalanced’ United squad

Date published: Wednesday 16th September 2015 10:31

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Paul Scholes believes Manchester United are “short of goals” and says the squad is more unbalanced now than last season.

United have got off to an inconsistent start this season, with Louis van Gaal’s biggest concern appearing to focus around his attack.

Van Gaal allowed Robin van Persie, Javier Hernandez and Radamel Falcao all to leave Old Trafford in the summer, with James Wilson also said to be available for a loan exit, but the club only recruited one striker: Anthony Martial.

With Wayne Rooney currently injured and having missed the last two games, United’s lack of depth has been exposed, with Marouane Fellaini having to be used as an emergency centre-forward.

United legend Scholes believes Van Gaal’s turnover of strikers this summer could be a mistake.

The BT Sport pundit said: “The one thing with the United squad now is that they’re short of goals – short of real top quality centre forwards who guarantee you goals.

“Van Gaal spoke last year about his squad being unbalanced and I think it’s even more unbalanced now without top strikers.

“They’ve let three or four strikers go. I think if we’d have kept a Van Persie or a Hernandez it looks quite strong.

“They can score goals. Martial could be a real threat coming off the bench. I just think that’s a mistake.”

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