Roy Keane has named a number of his former Manchester United teammates that would transform Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
United finally appear to be heading in the right direction under the Norwegian’s stewardship with a sense of optimism back at Old Trafford before the coronavirus outbreak.
But the manager will be under no illusions that serious work still needs to be done in the transfer market if the gap is to be closed on bitter rivals Manchester City and Liverpool.
As reported by Manchester Evening News, English stars Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish are leading targets with the attack clearly identified as the priority area to strengthen in.
Keane, however, was asked the interesting question about which of his ex-teammates from the great United sides that he played in would improve the current crop the most.
And the Irishman opted for the arguably the most talented midfielder of his generation.
“It certainly wouldn’t be myself. I think Scholesy would give them great quality in the middle of the park, absolutely,” he told Sky Sports, as quoted by the Daily Star.
“Goals, the threat, obviously you’ve got Giggsy.
“Jaap Stam at the back, because I think they need a centre-half.
“Again, I’m not convinced by the goalkeeper so maybe Peter (Schmeichel).
“Van Nistelrooy, I thought was a brilliant player. To go with one, I’d probably go with Scholesy.”
Not many will be able to dispute the Scholes selection; the class of 92 member won 11 Premier League titles and two Champions League crowns during his trophy-laden United career.
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