​​Manchester United legend Paul Scholes as urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co. to not overlook the fact that the team needs strengthening in midfield and forward positions.


Solskjaer made a major decision this summer by letting go of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez late in the ​transfer window without signing any replacements and now find themselves depleted in front of goal.


Moreover, United also failed to recruit a much needed central midfielder after Ander Herrera's departure after showing interest in ​Declan Rice and ​Sean Longstaff, and Scholes believes Solskjaer should urgently address these two positions.


As reported by ​Metro, on being asked if he feels United need to strengthen in midfield, Scholes told BBC 5 Live, "Yeah, I think that’s been important for a while. I think they need a player who can control a game. Michael Carrick was magnificent at doing that."



The 44-year-old continued, "They have some talented midfield players in there now. I think [Scott] McTominay has done really well this season. And Pogba we all know on his day can be sensational and probably one of the best in the world in that position, but we just need to see it more often, we need to make sure he wants to stay at the club to get that out of him."


Revealing why Solskjaer too would be thinking of strengthening his attack, Scholes said, "But I think Ole will be looking, he’ll be trying. I’d be more worried about the centre-forward position, I know we spoke about Mason Greenwood coming through. We have Marcus and Martial – are they centre-forwards or are they wingers? We’re not quite sure."


Scholes concluded by revealing that a title winning squad needs to have around 3-4 strikers as he said, "I always think United, going back to when they were challenging for titles, they had four brilliant centre-forwards and I think that’s something that’s missing at this minute in time."