Scholes urges Man Utd to sign Leicester star this month

Paul Scholes thinks Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should sign Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana before the end of the transfer window.

The 19-year-old joined Leicester in the summer from Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne, putting pen to paper on a five-year contract worth around £30m.

Fofana was brought in as a long-term project at Leicester with the the centre-back not expected to play straight away.


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However, with Caglar Soyuncu out injured, Brendan Rodgers was forced to bring Fofana in earlier than planned and the youngster has excelled.

A lot of pundits have urged Man Utd to buy a perfect partner for Harry Maguire and Scholes reckons Fofana could be that man.

“When we won titles, so many of our wins at Liverpool were 1-0 or 2-1 after having to dig it out for 80 minutes,” Scholes told ESPN.

“You accept you’re going to have days like that against the top teams, when you don’t dominate the game and have to battle to stay in it. You have to be able to defend properly and withstand the opposition’s attacks, but I’m still to be convinced that this United side can do that.

“As a back-four, I worry about how good they really are. At full-back, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is just about defending, which is fine for a game at Liverpool, but I’m not sure what Luke Shaw brings to the team.

“In the middle, Ole still has to find Harry Maguire’s best partner. Eric Bailly has pace, but he is rash and picks up too many injuries. Victor Lindelof plays the position better and seems to be Ole’s preferred option, but again, he is not totally convincing.

“If I was Ole and could sign a defender this month, I’d go for Wesley Fofana at Leicester. He’s only 20, but he has been outstanding and he has the potential to be anything he wants to be.

“United have done OK at the back this season, but they have been exposed when playing against the big teams and that’s another problem they need to solve.”

 

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