Manchester United are even more unbalanced now – Scholes

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says Louis van Gaal’s side are even more unbalanced following the departures of Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez.

The Red Devils have once again spent heavily this summer, bringing in players such as Memphis Depay, Anthony Martial, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin.

However, the 40-year-old feels the squad is lacking in attack and believes that Van Gaal’s side have erred in allowing top forwards to leave without bringing in replacements.

“The one thing with the United squad now is that they’re short of goals,” he told BT Sport.

“Short of real top quality centre forwards who guarantee you goals.

“Van Gaal spoke last year about his squad being unbalanced and I think it’s even more unbalanced now without top strikers.”

Manchester United opened their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 defeat to PSV Eindhoven but Scholes was pleased with the performance despite the disappointing result.

“They’ve let three or four strikers go. I think if we’d have kept a Van Persie or a Hernandez it looks quite strong,” he added.

“They can score goals. [Anthony] Martial could be a real threat coming off the bench. I just think that’s a mistake.

“Apart from that I was encouraged by tonight.”