Paul Scholes urges Manchester United to sign Mesut Ozil

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United great Paul Scholes has become the latest former player to urge Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to sign a rival team’s star.

The former midfielder has suggested signing Arsenal superstar Mesut Ozil may solve their problems, even if it’s just temporarily.

This comes just days after Roy Keane urged United to take advantage of Tottenham’s own misery and snap up Harry Kane in a bid to score more goals.

Solskjaer’s men were uninspired in their first away win since the historic victory vs PSG, beating Partizan only 1-0 thanks to a penalty converted by Anthony Martial.

Ozil has struggled to win over Gunners’ boss Unai Emery and has made the headlines of late for being dropped altogether multiple times.

According to the Mirror, Scholes said: “I can’t understand it (Ozil’s omission).

“I think he’s a player who can link a team together. He’s got great quality, he’s shown that in his career.

“He could be an answer short-term.

“I don’t know, I think that would be up to him, whether he wants to take a (sic)

“I probably can’t (see it happening). I just think, short term, he’s the sort of player United could do with.”

A permanent signing may not be the solution since Ozil is ageing and likely to demand high wages but signing him on loan until the Red Devils can bring in the likes of James Maddison or Jadon Sancho in the summer makes sense.

The question would be whether the German playmaker would be willing to make the switch, especially given Solskjaer’s side’s woes so far this season.

Manchester United currently sit in 14th place in the table and it’s likely they’ll need help in the January transfer window to turn things around.

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