Man United legend Paul Scholes has had yet another dig at Louis Van Gaal’s dealings in the transfer market, and claims the lack of options upfront is the reason behind United’s Champions League exit.
The Red Devils crashed out of Europe last night, following a thrilling 3-2 defeat to Wolfsburg in Germany.
It meant United were eliminated from a group which looked quite favourable form the outset, gaining just eight points, and scoring only seven goals in the process.
Wayne Rooney’s absence for the Reds last night, meant they were left with Anthony Martial as the club’s only striker. Whilst the Frenchman took his goal at the Volkswagen Arena superbly, there was a feeling that the club did not posses the real fire power to win the game.
According to Paul Scholes, the blame lies with United’s Dutch boss, who despite spending over £250million during his time at the club, seems to be lacking in certain areas, especially upfront.
Speaking after United’s loss, Scholes said: “You’d have to say, they’ve not bought as well as they could have done.
“The main problem is goals. When you’re relying on a 19/20 year-old kid to score your goals, it’s just not right. There should be proven goalscorers there.
“As we’ve seen, the proven goalsocrers have left the club and that is where they have failed – not really having that killer instinct. United should not be relying on him when they have spent £250million.”