Ole was not backed, Scholes firing shots at United's board
Paul Scholes, former Manchester United player believes that Ole was not backed during the summer transfer window and the board did not sign his first options. It was a quiet transfer window just before the deadline. They only signed Donny van de Beek. On the last day, they brought 4 players including Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles.
I don’t think he’s the first one who hasn’t been backed,” United legend Scholes told Stadium Astro.
“There’s been a lot of money spent but has it been spent on the first choices these managers want? I’m not too sure.
“I think [Louis] van Gaal and [Jose] Mourinho especially had a moan about that and it’s understandable when they aren’t getting the players they want.
“I think Ole’s been supported. I think Maguire at £80 million is a lot of money, [Bruno] Fernandes just in January has been an excellent signing and the form was good, especially coming from Fernandes in January time you felt that this team was going places.”
Scholes added: “Towards the end of the season it’s a lot easier to win games, it’s a lot easier to go on a run when the pressure’s not really on.
“Okay, you can talk about pressure to get in the top four but that’s not the pressure United want, United want to be winning leagues.
“You felt at the end of last season he would have got more support in the transfer market to go on again to that next level but he’s not been given that.
“It’s quite clear the players he wanted have not come.”