Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has claimed Victor Lindelof is not good enough to partner Harry Maguire in the Red Devils’ defense.
Victor Lindelof is not ‘decisive’ enough to feature alongside Harry Maguire in defense for Manchester United.
This is the opinion of Paul Scholes in the wake of the Red Devils’ 3-3 draw with Everton at the weekend.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men left Old Trafford disappointed after a literal last-minute kick from Calvert-Lewin saw both sides share the spoils.
Manchester United might have scored the most goals in the Premier League this season (49). However, 30 goals conceded also means they have the worst defense of all sides in the top ten at the moment.
A strong defense is a key part of a title-winning team and Scholes says that he doesn’t believe Lindelof has enough quality alongside Maguire.
Asked if the Red Devils have a shot at the title with their defensive stats, Scholes said as per the Mirror: “Defensively-wise, no.”
“We all know they’ve got a lot of goals in the team but as Bruno [Fernandes] said, their defense has just not been good enough.”
“It’s hard to put your finger on it as well because you look individually and they’re okay. Maguire is a good defender.”
“I still have question marks against Lindelof. I always will.”
“I don’t think he’s quick enough to play alongside Maguire, I don’t think he’s aggressive enough.”
“Wan-Bissaka, defensively has always been good. Luke Shaw has had a really good run of games, he’s been brilliant going forward, defensively he’s been okay as well.”