United’s key to success is in the right balance of midfield – Scholes

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has revealed the club’s major weakness under their manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, this season.

Scholes believes Man United’s lack of balance in midfield is their major weakness this season, adding that it may cost them the Premier League title because their two title rivals play more ‘aggressive’ systems.

He also backed Man United midfielder, Scott McTominay, to play in the holding role in Solskjaer’s midfield.

“You mention McTominay, I think he is the best one for that role out of the four of them, I would definitely go for him,” Scholes told Webby and O’Neill.

“I think he has got everything, he is athletic, he can get around the pitch, he has got great ability as well. He is capable of sitting in that position.

“Ole doesn’t seem to be able to get the balance right in that team. Is he going to play that one with the rest around him, and have Pogba next to him, who he probably doesn’t trust defensively? Or is he going to play two holding midfield players.

“That’s the difference between United and I think Liverpool and City – they are much more aggressive, more attack-minded.

“You think of City going away to Chelsea, they play one holding midfield player and almost play six or seven forward players – that is the difference in mentality.

“I think if Ole can get that right with that balance in the team… going forward I don’t think it is a problem. Going forward we have got so many exciting players with Cristiano coming.”

He added, “Defensively, we look good again. I know Maguire is out injured, but once he’s back, which will be hopefully after the international break. Defensively we look great, everything’s there.

“It just seems to be getting that one person in the middle of the pitch right, that balance of the team.

“But once he gets that, I think we will be alright.”

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