Paul Scholes doesn’t speak very often but when he does, you find yourself almost mesmerised by his ever word.
Today, in an exclusive blog with Paddy Power, Scholes has revealed the first player he would bring in is Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos but insisted that United need ‘five or six’ players to get back to the top of the Premier League again.
“The first player I’d bring in is Toni Kroos,” he said.
“He’s a top-class central midfield player but United need five or six to get anywhere near the top of the Premier League again.”
When Scholes was a guest pundit for Sky Sports during the season, his direct assessment on the squad hit the nail on the head and while he may be going a little far by saying United need five or six to get back to the top again, he’s not wrong that United need to heavily invest.
His love for Kroos isn’t really a surprise because when Bayern played Arsenal at the Emirates, it was like watching Scholes all over again.
Kroos controlled the tempo of the game, showed an excellent range of passing and scored a belter of a goal from outside the box. That was Scholes’ bread and butter for nearly two decades.
Scholes also had some harsh words to say about Ed Woodward and it relayed the exact opinion of the fans that he needs to prove that he can do his job properly.
He added: “Edward Woodward has an awful lot to prove this time that he’s good enough at his job. He has to bring the players in that the new manager wants. It’s obvious that last year he didn’t manage to do that. If he doesn’t, we are not going to get anywhere near the top.”
Whatever happens this summer will shape United’s season just like it did last year and we can’t afford to make the same mistakes twice, so Woodward needs to get deals done and do it well.