Scholes gives thoughts on Man Utd XI Mourinho must pick

Date published: Sunday 6th November 2016 10:47

Paul Scholes: Praise for Wayne Rooney

Paul Scholes has picked the Manchester United side he believes Jose Mourinho should make his first choice XI.

Scholes, speaking in his role as a pundit for BT Sport, has been repeatedly critical of United since his retirement.

Like many others, Scholes believes that United would be best set up in a 4-3-3 formation, in order to get the best out of Paul Pogba.

Starting with central defence, Scholes told BT Sport: “Smalling and Bailly obviously. Sorry Daley Blind.

“Luke Shaw [left-back] when he’s fully fit – he’ll get in the team. [Antonio] Valencia has been a revelation [at right-back].”

Scholes then picked a midfield three of Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba, but also made the point of demanding that Bastian Schweinsteiger is used more often.

“Schweinsteiger must have something to offer the team. He’s got, what? 130 caps for Germany? Great experience to have around.”

Finally, Scholes turned his attention to the strikers: “I’d have [Anthony] Martial and [Marcus] Rashford – the pace. You have to play those two and then it’s either [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic or [Wayne] Rooney.”

Scholes, however, could see no immediate role in the side for summer signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who has been working hard on his days off in a bid to impress Mourinho.

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