Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has highlighted the mistake he feels the Red Devils made during the summer transfer window.
United were active in the summer as they managed to sign three players, Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire. The club also released Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez who joined Italian side Inter Milan. The Chilean left after more than a season of bad form and bad luck, but Lukaku is a different story. The former Everton man left behind him 28 goals in the previous two Premier League seasons. Whilst not stellar, the Belgium international has no doubt left a big void to fill.
And Scholes believes the club's decision to not replace Lukaku was a huge mistake.
"(United) obviously knew they were going to sell Lukaku at some point, but not to have a centre-forward lined up seems a mistake to me," Scholes told talkSPORT.
"Whether they did, whether it just dragged on too long from the club’s point of view, I don’t know."
"To go into a season without a centre-forward, when it’s a club known for its attacking style, and probably four center-forwards in its heyday, so to go in there with Rashford and Martial who you’re not quite sure are they left-wingers? Are they centre-forwards? We don’t know, but I’m sure it’ll get sorted.