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22nd Aug 2015

Paul Scholes: Man United should sign Ibrahimovic (Video)

Scholey cow!


Do Manchester United Dare to Zlatan?

Paul Scholes thinks they should.

The United legend believes his former club are light on forward options, and that the answer to their problems could lie with one man: Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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Scholes appeared on BT Sports’ winnebago post-show chat, (which is apparently a thing now), and after host Jake Humphrey engaged in some top-notch banter about Andy Cole’s socks, United’s performance against Newcastle came up for discussion

Scholes believes Wayne Rooney can’t carry the goalscoring burden for United on his own, and the club should make a move for PSG forward Ibrahimovic.

“There doesn’t look like there’s enough goals in the team at the moment, from any position,” Scholes said.

“You need more than one. They’ve lost two top-class centre-forwards in Falcao and Robin van Persie, okay Falcao wasn’t great while he was here, but he has been a top centre-forward.

“You wonder if maybe they should take a chance on somebody like Ibrahimovic for a year, someone in the (Robin) van Persie mould.”

The strained relationship between Louis van Gaal and Ibrahimovic could be a potential stumbling block to the move, with the Swedish striker calling the United manager a “pompous ass” in his autobiography.

However, Scholes says he “doesn’t care” that the two don’t get along.

As long as Zlatan scores goals, Scholes will be happy.