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EPL: You still need Cristiano Ronaldo – Paul Scholes tells Man United


Former Manchester United and England midfielder, Paul Scholes has insisted that the Red Devils need Cristiano Ronaldo to remain at the club this season.

This is following Manchester United’s performance in their 1-0 win over Southampton on Saturday which according to Scholes, proved Ronaldo still has a role to play in Ten Hag’s squad

The Portugal international started on the bench for the third time this season as the Red Devils struggled to beat the Saints thanks to Bruno Fernandes’s second-half effort.

Scholes feels Ronaldo will offer a much-needed alternative to the speedy forwards Ten Hag currently has at his disposal.

Scholes told BT Sport: “I thought looking at the game today they needed Cristiano he could have been that focal point in the team.

“They really lacked a focal point centrally and Cristiano is more of a focal point these days.

“You get to 37 years of age you’re not going to go sprinting away from people, he is very good at holding the ball up and getting on the end of crosses, whereas Martial is totally different.

“There will be times when different players are needed. I hope Cristiano doesn’t go but if he does I think they’re going to need a centre forward.”

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