Scholes identifies Man United’s problem position

Date published: Sunday 18th September 2016 9:58

Paul Scholes believes that Manchester United have “problem” positions with regards to their wingers.

United started the season excellently under Jose Mourinho, winning the Community Shield, as well as their opening three Premier League games.

But defeats to Manchester City in the league and Feyenoord in Europe have brought that start to a grinding halt.

Scholes believes that United’s problem comes in the form of their wingers, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jesse Lingard in particular struggling against City.

Anthony Martial has also failed to replicate his form of last season, while Juan Mata is perceived as too slow by some in the club’s hierarchy.

Scholes feels that Marcus Rashford could be the answer for Mourinho.

“He gave Sagna a real tough time,” said the former midfielder of the Manchester derby defeat, in which the teenager came on in the second half. “He’s got great ability to run at a player. He looked like he had a goal in him.

“I think the left-hand side and right-hand side are problems for United. I don’t think those positions are set in stone for anybody. There’s a chance there.

“I think Marcus is the best one to play in that position, especially at Watford.”

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