Scholes: Man United’s midfield similar to under Ferguson

Date published: Wednesday 27th September 2017 12:02

Paul Scholes thinks Manchester United have an “abundance of good midfielders” to choose from in similar fashion to when he was at the club.

Since Jose Mourinho took over the reins at Old Trafford, he has spent big on the central midfield area, bringing in Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic for a combined £129million.

Now they have addressed the issue, Scholes feels their midfield riches can be compared to that under Sir Alex Ferguson at the turn of the millennium.

“I remember when there was me and Roy [Keane], [Juan Sebastian] Veron, Nicky Butt and Ryan [Giggs] who played in central midfield,” Scholes told reporters.

“There was an abundance of good midfielders and I think now they’ve got the same kind of squad.

“You’ve got Herrera who is not getting a game, Michael Carrick who’s not getting a game.

“Pogba and Matic seem to be the first choice but Mourinho can mix and match; the midfield should be as good as any.”

On the Premier League title race, the former England international reckons that whoever keeps out the least goals will be crowned champions this season.

“I think it will come down to who can be better defensively – who can concede the least goals,” Scholes added.

“I don’t think either side [United or Manchester City] has really been tested yet against a top team.

“When they do we’ll have a better idea.”

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