Paul Scholes tells Manchester United to sign competition for Maguire. He wants this kind of signing

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Former Manchester United midfielder, Paul Scholes, has suggested the club needs a classy defender to partner Harry Maguire and take some of the pressure off the centre back.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live after United’s victory over Bournemouth, the Salford City coach said: “I think you are looking at a centre-forward, a really classy goal scorer and possibly a centre half to play next to [Harry] Maguire,”

“I think [Victor] Lindelof has done alright but I just think Maguire with his lack of pace at times [can get caught].

“If he’s got a really dominant centre-half next to him like a Rio Ferdinand or Jaap Stam, who bullies centre-forwards, I think that would be a big help to the team.”

Harry Maguire was nutmegged by Stanislas in the build up to Bournemouth’s first goal on Saturday afternoon. It wasn’t a good game for the former Leicester man, who has been good so far this season. But maybe Olé does need to buy another player of great quality to bring some freshness and competitiveness to the team.