Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says reported target Christian Eriksen would have made a real difference to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Eriksen, 27, became a surprise name to be linked to Old Trafford with just a few days of the transfer window to go, but no move materialised for the Danish international.
According to BBC Sport’s Simon Stone, the Reds did hold talks with the Tottenham star, but believed he wanted a move to Spain amid reported interest from Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks like he wants players at United for the right reasons, and the Eriksen may have only been swayed in his decision by the possible finances the Reds could offer him.
However, Scholes thinks Erisken would have been the perfect midfield buy for United.
“I was quite excited when Christian Eriksen got mentioned,” Scholes told Robbie Savage’s Premier League Breakfast as quoted by the Daily Mirror.
“He could have made a big difference to United in the way De Bruyne plays for City, creating chances and scoring goals.”
The Tottenham midfielder could have been the creative spark Solskjaer’s side have been missing. He is proven Premier League quality and could have taken United’s weak midfield to the next level following the summer departure of Ander Herrera.
Despite a fantastic start with the demolition of Chelsea, United are still incredibly short in midfield and the lack of depth in the area could com back to punish them as the season progresses and Europa League football starts.