Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes Manchester United are lacking the type of world class player required to make the difference in big games.
Jose Mourinho’s side slipped to a 1-0 defeat in yesterday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea to end the Old Trafford clubs season on a disappointing note.
It was a game low on quality decided by a moment of brilliance by Eden Hazard that won his side a penalty, which the Belgium international duly dispatched.
United’s high profile January signing Alexis Sanchez was extremely poor throughout yesterdays encounter and Scholes admitted that the Chile International needs to improve massively next season.
“His performances, well they have to improve. They can’t get any worse to be honest with you,” Scholes told BT Sport.
“I think the next few games of next season are vital to him, he needs to get fans believing again and believing they are going to get close to City. They need a big player.
“Do they (have big players)? Paul Pogba does not win you games on his own. Hazard does. Alexis Sanchez doesn’t, he’s shown that since January, they thought he could, but what we’ve seen.
“They need two magical players. I think they’ve got really good players, they haven’t got a Hazard, (Cristiano) Ronaldo, (Lionel) Messi, and I know many teams haven’t, but the difference between the two today was the quality in Hazard, we saw that in big games.
“United don’t have that. From watching today I don’t think they are too far away, I really don’t.’