Scholes: 'David de Gea is becoming a real problem'

Monday22 February 2021 | 8:52
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Paul Scholes believes David de Gea has become a real problem for the club but their biggest need is another center-half.

Manchester United

are still the closest challengers to Manchester City in the

Premier League

title as they won 3-1 against Newcastle.

However, they were unable to keep a clean sheet once again and the Red Devils legend

Paul Scholes


David de Gea

has become a real problem for the club.

“Yeah, [the clean sheet record is] not good enough,” he told

BT Sport


“We mentioned it before the game, I think that is the biggest weakness in this team.

“David again, so sloppy, it's becoming a real problem, having the confidence in your goalkeeper, and short corners, United had one out for two or three corners, this is the one where David again, can you catch that? He punches it into a really bad area.”

Scholes also believes the Red Devils need to invest more in their defensive ranks during the summer transfer window.

“I said before the game I think that they're missing a real dominant center-back. You look back at the history of the teams that win leagues, they have real leaders in the back four.,” he said.

“I think Maguire possibly could be but I think they need somebody with him who could be really dominant in that position, really commanding, can bully a center-forward, can demand from the rest of the squad around him on and off the pitch as well. I just think they're missing that.

“I don't think we're that far off at all. I think the attacking play, the midfield play, Paul Pogba's looked a brilliant player, the player we hoped we'd bought. Fred and [Scott] McTominay are doing well, McTominay especially, and the attacking players.

“A young [Mason] Greenwood coming of age really. This lad could be a superstar. You've got [Marcus] Rashford, you've got [Anthony] Martial. Martial's struggling for confidence I suppose but that lad's got real ability.

“We've got the experience of [Edinson] Cavani, there's goals in the team, [Bruno] Fernandes, I've not even spoke about Fernandes.

“I just think a real dominant center-half with authority. It could take United to that next level.”

source: SportMob