Scholes: Man Utd striker light; it ‘seems like a mistake’

Date published: Thursday 19th September 2019 9:00

Paul Scholes is confused by Manchester United’s failure to replace Romelu Lukaku this summer.

United sold the Belgian striker to Inter Milan but chose not to pursue a replacement, leaving themselves with only Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford as senior strikers.

Solskjaer has repeatedly talked up Mason Greenwood, though the teenager is yet to actually score a goal for the club.

Scholes told talkSPORT: “That’s the one thing that disappoints me.

“He [Solskjaer] obviously knew they were going to sell Lukaku at some point, but not to have a centre-forward lined up seems like a mistake to me.

“Whether they did, whether it dragged on too long from the club’s point of view, I don’t know.

“They’re going into a season without a centre-forward when it’s a club that is known for its attacking style and had probably four centre-forwards in its heyday.

“So to go in there with Rashford and Martial, who you’re not quite sure if they’re left wingers or centre-forwards, we don’t know. But I’m sure it’ll get sorted.”

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