Paul Scholes has said that Manchester United’s chronic lack of goals is because of a lack of creativity emanating from their midfield.
Manchester United were two injury time minutes away from failing to score a single goal at Old Trafford in their three Champions League group for the first time in their history, when the freshly trimmed Marouane Fellaini popped up in the 91st minute to send the Red Devils through to the knockout stages.
They had previously failed to score in four of their nine home games so far this season, with Mourinho’s men drawing blanks against Spurs, Valencia, Juventus and most recently, Crystal Palace.
A lot of criticism has been pointed in the direction of United number nine, Romelu Lukaku, with the Belgian not scoring a single goal at Old Trafford this season, but the former Everton striker was left on the bench against Young Boys, with Marcus Rashford offered a rare chance to play as a central striker.
However, the young England international failed to get on the scoresheet, leaving Paul Scholes to hammer his former side’s lack of invention from the midfield areas.
“I like to see partnerships in teams. A midfield player seeing a centre-forward, having a link with him. I just don’t see it in this team,” he said on BT Sport.
“I can see Rashford making runs but I can’t see a player who’s going to pass the ball to him.
“Creativity is a big problem in that team. Fred we don’t know too much about.
“We know Fellaini and Matic are not going to be threading passes. I just don’t see a midfielder who is going to look for a centre forward.”
Fancy lacing up your boots again Scholesy? You’d probably get a game!