Scholes tells secret of Man Utd’s quality defense

Scholes tells secret of Man Utd’s quality defense

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes shares his thoughts on strengthening Manchester United's defensive line.

In the current Premier League season, Manchester United have stabilized the game on the defensive. But the numbers speak for themselves. Manchester United have conceded 32 goals in 25 games, more than Manchester City, Leicester, West Ham, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and even Aston Villa. Yes, the Red Devils have improved their realization and are the first team in England by goals scored, but something needs to be done with defense.

The Champions League group stage is a proof of this. Manchester United managed to lose to Basaksehir and concede three goals from PSG and Leipzig each. In total, Solskjaer's team conceded 10 goals in the Champions League in six matches and went to the Europa League.

The recipe for high-quality defense was told by the legendary Manchester United midfielder, Paul Scholes. The Scotsman played at the time of Manchester United's best defense in decades, so one can listen to his opinion,

“I think Manchester United lack a real dominant center-back. If you look at the teams that have become champions, they have always had leaders in the defensive four.

Harry Maguire could possibly be one, but they need someone to pair with him, who can dominate, control the game, intimidate the attacking opponent and require the team to fight. I think they are lacking exactly this. It is a dominant center-back with authority that can take a team to the next level,” Scholes told BT Sport.

We agree with Scholes in this regard and even know an excellent candidate for Manchester United. This is Sergio Ramos. The veteran of Real Madrid is already thinking about leaving and in the summer it is likely that he will leave Los Blancos’ camp. But his experience will be enough to train Maguire to a decent level of a leading defender.

On a similar principle, Chelsea once signed Thiago Silva. As you can see, not without Tuchel's tactical decisions and Mendy's miracles, but Pensioners break records for cleansheets from match to match. I think Ramos would be a really good assistant for Manchester United in the short and medium term.