Man Utd hero Paul Scholes has doubt over several members of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad

Manchester United great Paul Scholes has questioned the depth of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad. United finished the Premier League campaign third in the table following an unbeaten run of 14 matches which helped gain Champions League qualification. But United were still 33 points bitter rivals and league champions Liverpool.

Solskjaer rotated his side for the Europa League last-16 second-leg tie against LASK on Wednesday, with the Red Devils holding a 5-0 lead following the first leg in Austria five months ago.

Despite the tie being all but over, Scholes said it was a big night for some of United’s squad members to prove themselves.

The pundit said United have a top first XI but doubts still remain over the rest of the squad.

“Yeah of course they need to try and impress now,” Scholes said on BT Sport.

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“I think this is an important game for them. A lot of them came into the Chelsea game and didn’t quite perform.

“I don’t blame them for that, it’s difficult coming in against a quality team when you haven’t played for six or seven games.


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“But I think United’s 11, 12, 13 first-team players are very good, it’s the rest of the squad.

“Is it good enough to get you through a season to really challenge at the top with Liverpool and Man City? So I think it’s a big night for these players.

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“I know they’re not going to prove a lot tonight against a really poor team but in future games, in future games in this competition maybe, they have to prove they are good enough to be a part of this squad.”

Meanwhile, United are edging closer to securing a deal for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho after agreeing a five-year deal with the 20-year-old.

But Scholes says signing a winger should not be a priority for his old club.

“I don’t think [signing a winger is] a major priority,” Scholes added.

“Don’t get me wrong, Sancho is a top-quality footballer. I think he would improve any team in world football.

“I’m talking Liverpool, Man City, Barcelona, Real Madrid – he would improve all of them.

“His stats say that he’s a goalscorer, he’ll score lots of goals, he’ll make lots of goals, there’s no doubt he would be a big asset to the team.

“I just think we already have three forwards, or wide men/centre-forwards that are very similar to Sancho, possibly not quite as good as him but potentially I think they could be.”

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