Paul Scholes has made it clear he doesn’t buy into the view Manchester United haven’t got a good squad.
In fact, he insists Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a “quality” squad — but one that is lacking in numbers.
Man Utd made just three changes from the 4-0 win over Norwich City for Wednesday night’s FA Cup replay win over Wolves.
Juan Mata, who was one of the star players against the Canaries, scored the only goal in the 3rd round tie to put the Red Devils in the next round.
It was all good news at Old Trafford, though, with Marcus Rashford forced off with injury.
Solskjaer wants to avoid being light in attacking areas for the biggest game of the season, against our fiercest rivals, Liverpool. Rashford missing the game would give him that headache.
“I don’t think it’s a massive squad but the squad he has is quality,” Scholes told BT Sport after the match, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
“There might only be 16, 17 players he has but it’s a very good squad. It’s a good team, a really good team. They played well at times tonight.
“They got in some good position without having that final bit of quality. Wolves didn’t throw enough people forward, it’s a cup tie, with 15 minutes to go, throwing in crosses and Neves, Moutinho are still sat outside the box. They needed to get people forward to get a goal.”
When you see players breaking through like Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams, you can’t help but feel Solskjaer has laid the foundations for a good team. Most fans will also tell you they are satisfied with his summer purchases.
The question now is will Solskjaer be the one to continue this journey? Will a decision see his position change in the summer?
We have covered the recent reports linking Mauricio Pochettino with Solskjaer’s job at United.