Manchester United should be considering a raid on Leicester for Wesley Fofana, says Paul Scholes, with the Red Devils legend admitting to still having a “worry” about Old Gunnar Solskjaer’s back four.
Those at Old Trafford have stumbled upon a winning formula in 2020-21, with long-awaited consistency allowing them to hit top spot in the Premier League table.
A settled defensive unit has been aiding the collective cause, with the likes of Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka slotting in ahead of long-serving goalkeeper David de Gea.
Victor Lindelof has often filled United’s second centre-half berth, but Eric Bailly has rediscovered form and fitness of late to put himself in contention for regular game time.
While encouraged by recent performances from the Red Devils, Scholes feels there is still room for improvement and believes another big-money offer to Leicester – on the back of a record-setting £80 million ($109m) move for Maguire in 2019 – could deliver more value in the transfer market.
“As a back-four, I worry about how good they really are,” Scholes told ESPN ahead of United’s crunch clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
“At full-back, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is just about defending, which is fine for a game at Liverpool, but I’m not sure what Luke Shaw brings to the team.
“In the middle, Ole still has to find Harry Maguire’s best partner. Eric Bailly has pace, but he is rash and picks up too many injuries. Victor Lindelof plays the position better and seems to be Ole’s preferred option, but again, he is not totally convincing.
“If I was Ole and could sign a defender this month, I’d go for Wesley Fofana at Leicester. He’s only 20, but he has been outstanding and he has the potential to be anything he wants to be.
“United have done OK at the back this season, but they have been exposed when playing against the big teams, and that’s another problem they need to solve.”