Scholes has inside track on two buys Man Utd will make in January

Date published: Thursday 24th October 2019 7:41 - James Marshment

Paul Scholes insists he remains fully behind the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer regime and claims the Manchester United boss has two positions he will focus on strengthening in the January transfer window.

Ole Gunnar Solskajer’s side have struggled for form – and goals – this season, but it’s suggested help is on the way with United ready to spend big on new recruits when the transfer window opens in January.

And having already splashed out close to £150million on Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James in the summer, Solskjaer is again likely to invest heavily in the winter window – and Scholes reckons he has the inside track on the areas the United manager wants to focus on.

According to the popular former United star, Solskjaer will bring in a centre forward in January – Mario Mandzukic having been strongly tipped to sign – and he also reckons the Norwegian is looking for a new No 10 in order to add a greater goals threat from his midfield.

“I think they’re very much a counter attacking team if you look at the pace of Rashford and Daniel James,” Scholes told BT Sport. “I think when you assess the season so far then 14th tells you everything; it’s not been good enough. But we have to trust what Ole is doing, he’s right at the start of the rebuild.

“His first three signings have done really well in Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James. There’s some games where you think they’ll need five or six players.

“Then you look at the Liverpool game and think, maybe it’s only two or three.

“I think it’s all in the forward areas. Not having a recognised No 9 is a problem. Maybe a No 10, a creative player as well. It’s confusing at the moment. I still have faith. He’s made three really good signings so let him carry on and get some more.”

Thursday’s European papers believe they know the players Solskjaer wants to sign, with a trio of exciting stars tipped for a move to Old Trafford in January.



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