Soccer

Paul Scholes says his beloved Man Utd "are not a great football team"

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has admitted that he does not think this current Red Devils side are a “great football team”.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have one step in the semi-finals of the Europa League after taking a two-goal lead in the first leg of their clash with Granada on Thursday.

Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes were both on target in Spain, becoming the first Premier League duo from the same club to both score more than 20 goals in all competitions this season.

However, 11-time Premier League title winner Scholes admits that while there are players who can win a game in the current team, they appear to be lacking something.

“I look at Manchester United and I don’t think they are a great football team,” Scholes told BT Sport.

“But they’ve got individuals that win you games of football.

“When you look at the top end of the pitch – you look at [Marcus] Rashford, look at [Anthony] Martial, I know Martial is injured of course.”

When asked if that was a great team, Scholes added: “I think we had everything.

“We were a great team, probably didn’t have many stand-out individuals – we had Cristiano Ronaldo of course and Ryan Giggs – but we played as a team as well.

“I don’t think this team is quite knitted as a team, I still think they rely heavily on [Bruno] Fernandes…which you should do when you pay £67million for him, you expect him to score goals.

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