Paul Scholes slams Victor Lindelof after defeat to Sevilla

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Paul Scholes has heaped blame on Victor Lindelof, for being responsible for Sevilla’s second goal on Sunday.

The Swede, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and De Gea were the three men who were involved in the build up to the goal from Luuk De Jong, but Scholes has particularly singled him out for criticism.

Sharing his thoughts on BT Sport over the goal, the ex-midfielder noted, “There is a lot wrong with the goal, you can blame the back four. (Harry) Maguire has to drop in surely, Lindelof has got to defend the middle of his goal.

“Lindelof is 75 per cent blame for the goal. How can your centre half not see where the centre forward is. Where is Maguire?

“I think they could do with centre backs. Lindelof is not good enough as a partner for Maguire. I think defensively the full backs are OK. Their defensive record over the last 15 games has been one of the best but they need a commanding player next to Maguire.

“But United were so wasteful in front of goal. So you have to pay that extra money for a centre forward or wide player to win you games of football.”

United didn’t prioritise signing a centre back since the transfer window began, but after the defeat to Sevilla, we doubt Olé Gunnar Solskjaer wouldn’t consider making some changes to the back line, ahead of next season.