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‘I hope we don’t see it again!’ – Paul Scholes unimpressed by Manchester United’s right-back experiment


The United legend felt Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a mistake at right-back (Pictures: Getty / BT Sport)

Paul Scholes has urged Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer not to experiment with Victor Lindelof at right-back again anytime soon after criticising his performance against Leicester City.

The Red Devils twice took the lead at the King Power Stadium on Boxing Day but were pegged back each time, with Bruno Fernandes thinking he had won the match late on only for an own goal to see the spoils shared in a 2-2 draw.

With Aaron Wan-Bissaka sidelined and Axel Tuanzebe having played in midweek, Solskjaer made the decision to play Lindelof at right-back with Eric Bailly at centre-back.

Lindelof had a testing afternoon up against Leicester’s quick attack (Picture: Getty)

The Swede was given a tough test up against Leicester’s pacey winger Harvey Barnes, who netted the home side’s first equaliser, and Scholes was not impressed by his performance, preferring to see Tuanzebe line up there next time.

‘I thought both teams could have won the game but United had the better chances,’ said the United legend on BT Sport after the game.

‘A few difficult moments for United. I think Lindelof at right-back… I don’t think we’ll see it again. I hope we don’t see it again!

‘There has to be a better option than that. I thought Tuanzebe was excellent when he came on, because Harvey Barnes was a real threat down that left side.

‘I thought United were better once they made the subs. They left their best players on the bench.

Scholes would rather see Tuanzebe at right-back while Wan-Bissaka is out (Picture: Getty)

‘When Edinson Cavani came on he was excellent, Paul Pogba made a big difference as well. Mason Greenwood on the bench, I know he didn’t come on, but I don’t think United are in a position to leave these types of players out if they’re going to challenge for the league.’

On whether league leaders Liverpool were the big winners from the match, with both their rivals dropping points, Scholes added: ‘I think it’s going to be difficult for any team to get near Liverpool, but great result for them today.

‘I thought it was a really good game, Leicester were really good at times, but I think United had the better chances. Overall a draw was probably a fair result.’


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