Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has told the club that they need to sort out their defensive deficiencies if they want to truly compete for the Premier League title and win trophies.
United continue to sit 10 points behind league leaders, Manchester City, after winning 3-1 against Newcastle on Sunday.
But despite the goals, United looked shaky and vulnerable at the back against the Magpies, and Scholes believes that needs to change if we want to be a better side.
The former midfielder called for United to sign a world class centre-back to partner Harry Maguire, as he insisted the defence isn’t good enough.
He told the media, “They are missing a real dominant centre back, you look back at the history of the teams that win leagues they have real leaders in the back four.
“Maguire could be but he needs someone next to him that can dominate. I don’t think we are far off, the attacking play, the midfield play, Paul Pogba is looking better, Fred and (Scott) McTominay.
“We have a young (Mason) Greenwood coming of age, the more games he plays the more star quality he will bring, this lad could be a real superstar.
“There’s goals in the team and I just think a real dominant centre half with authority could take United to that next level.”