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Paul Scholes suggests different role for Steve McClaren amid Man Utd transfer concern


Paul Scholes does not think there is a figure at Manchester United who can help Erik ten Hag in the transfer market. The former Red Devils midfielder has suggested Steve McClaren could take up that role.

McClaren has been officially appointed as an assistant to Ten Hag. United’s announcement of his return to the club named him as an “assistant coach” alongside Mitchell van der Gaag, who has followed Ten Hag from Ajax.

Scholes knows McClaren well having been at United during his two-year spell as No 2 to Sir Alex Ferguson. He has labelled the former England boss as one of the greatest coaches he had during his playing career.

However, Scholes has pointed to McClaren’s lack of coaching in recent years. The 61-year-old’s most recent job was as technical director at Derby County.

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“Whether he takes that role on as well to help him with the signing of players, I think we have to wait and see.”

Ten Hag held his first press conference this week since being appointed United manager. And he explained his decision to appoint both McClaren and Van der Gaag.

He said: “They both know how to get success, because they both win titles and trophies in their careers, that’s why they’re here.”

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