Paul Scholes say he was not disappointed that Manchester United missed out on signing Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho before the transfer window closed.
Although the club legend does believe the 20-year-old is an excellent player, he could not see why the Red Devils were actively pursuing him, considering they already have a number of similar players in the squad:
“I never felt that Sancho was the right type of player. We’ve got three of that type of player already. To spend £100m, I don’t think it was right anyway so I wasn’t that disappointed. Look, he is a good player, don’t get me wrong, he is a brilliant player, probably improve any team but I just didn’t think there was a need for him this year.”
Scholes has been advocating for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to pursue another number nine instead as he doesn’t think that Anthony Martial is up to the task. The United legend feels his former team should be pursuing the likes of Sancho’s teammate Erling Haaland or Tottenham’s Harry Kane instead.
He is not convinced about the club’s decision to sign Edinson Cavani on a free transfer either, who he believes is a short term fix. The Uruguayan has revealed this week he is still quite a way from making his debut for the club due to fitness issues.