Paul Scholes says Manchester United nonetheless want so as to add a world-class striker to their squad.
The Reds signed Edinson Cavani – a transfer Scholes was unimpressed by – on switch deadline day to bolster their assault after a failed pursuit of Jadon Sancho over the summer time.
But Scholes feels one other striker remains to be wanted.
Chatting with Stadium Astro, the legendary former United midfielder argued that the Reds had been lulled right into a false sense of safety over their assault as a result of Anthony Martial’s targets final season, which the French ahead has had bother replicating up to now this time round.
He stated: “These forwards are exceptionally proficient lads, everyone knows that.
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“The issue with United’s forwards is that none of them is an precise centre-forward.
“Martial nearly conned us into pondering he was one on the finish of final season as a result of he scored so many targets and was fairly good.
“He is began this season fairly poorly once more, which makes you assume he is not.
“It is deceptive. That is why I’ve stored saying we want a top-class No. 9.”
The 45-year-old, who was this week positioned in non permanent cost of the Class of 92’s Salford Metropolis aspect, has recognized Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland because the type of participant United want.
Scholes felt that United’s chase of Sancho by no means felt proper and that Haaland was extra what they need to have been searching for.
“I believe Haaland is sensational,” Scholes stated.
“I believe he’ll be up there along with your Ronaldo’s and Messi’s ranges probably from what I’ve seen up to now.
“That’s why I simply by no means felt Sancho was the fitting sort of participant as a result of we’ve bought three of that sort of participant already.
“To spend £100m or no matter, I didn’t assume it was proper. I wasn’t that disenchanted.
“Look, he’s an excellent participant and he’ll in all probability enhance any staff however I simply didn’t assume there was the necessity for him this 12 months.”