Scholes ‘question marks’ resurface as Man Utd man told of damaging double flaw

Date published: Sunday 7th February 2021 12:57 - Jonny Whitfield

Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes admitted that “question marks” which he has had for some time about Victor Lindelof resurfaced after the Manchester United defender’s latest performance.

Scholes made the comments after United squandered a lead twice to end up drawing 3-3 with Everton on Saturday.

Edinson Cavani and Bruno Fernandes had put the hosts 2-0 in front, but the Toffees fought back.

What’s more, while Scott McTominay made it 3-2, Dominic Calvert-Lewin equalised deep into second-half stoppage time.

Cavani has added another dimension to United‘s attack, improving his fellow forwards along the way. However, the defence has not benefitted with a new signing of their own.

As such, Scholes called on his former club to find captain Harry Maguire an upgrade alongside him.

Asked if United have enough to sustain a title challenge, the pundit said (via the Metro): “Defensively-wise, no.

“We all know they’ve got a lot of goals in the team but as Bruno [Fernandes] said, their defence has just not been good enough.

“It’s hard to put your finger on it as well because you look individually and they’re okay. Maguire is a good defender.

Victor Lindelof, Joshua King

 

“I still have question marks against Lindelof, I always will.

“I don’t think he’s quick enough to play alongside Maguire, I don’t think he’s aggressive enough.”

Scholes also commented on Lindelof’s fellow defenders.

He said: “[Aaron] Wan-Bissaka, defensively has always been good.

“Luke Shaw has had a really good run of games, he’s been brilliant going forward, defensively he’s been okay as well.”

Solskjaer denies Man Utd title claims

United’s draw with Carlo Ancelotti’s men means that the Red Devils have only won one of their past four Premier League games.

Indeed, such a run comes after they went 13 games unbeaten in the top flight from the start of November.

As such, Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer denied that his side were ever in the title race.

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