Paul Scholes blasted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over the decision to field natural central defender Victor Lindelof at right-back in Manchester United’s draw at Leicester.
United were without first-choice right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka for the trip to the King Power as the England international continues to recover from a knock.
Brandon Williams was also not in the squad amid a fresh wave of transfer interest in the young full-back, who is reportedly a target for Bayer Leverkusen and Southampton.
Solskjaer’s solution to United’s lack of options was to shift Lindelof out to right-back, but the Swede struggled in the unfamiliar role and was hauled off with an injury in the second half.
“I think Lindelof at right-back, I don’t think we’ll see it again,” Scholes told BT Sport in a scathing verdict after the 2-2 draw in the east Midlands.
“I hope we don’t see it again. There has to be a better option than that.
“I thought [Axel] Tuanzebe was excellent when he came on, because [Leicester goalscorer Harvey] Barnes was a real threat.
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“United, really, I thought they were better once they made the subs. I think they left their best players on the bench.
“I thought when [Edinson] Cavani came on he was excellent, [Paul] Pogba made a big difference as well.
“[Mason] Greenwood on the bench as well, I know he didn’t come on. But I don’t think United are in a position to really leave these players out.
“If they’re going to challenge for the league they’ve got 12, 13, possibly 14 players who can do that so when you’re leaving these better players out it worries me a little bit.
“The best teams play the same team – look at Pep’s [Guardiola’s] Barcelona team, he never made changes, never left anyone out and they played 60 games a season. That’s what you want.”
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