Scholes: United shouldn’t be relying on 20 year-old Martial

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes wasn’t surprised by their Champions League dumping last night.

One of Scholes’ biggest worries is the lack of depth in the squad and the reliance on youth players with 18-year-old Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and 21-year-old Nick Powell both coming off the bench in Wolfsburg.

The former Manchester United midfielder said on BT Sport: “You’d have to say they haven’t bought as well as they could have done.

“I think goals is the biggest problem. When you’re relying on a 20-year-old (Anthony Martial) to be scoring your goals, it’s just not right.

“There should be a proven goalscorer there and as we have seen at the start of the season, proven ones have left the club. That’s where they’ve failed.

“I’m sure Martial is going to be a brilliant player for United – the only thing he lacks is that killer instinct but there’s a chance that will come in years to come.”

“But they shouldn’t be relying on a 20-year-old kid, especially when you’ve spent £250m.”

“I think he’ll (Van Gaal) look at the injuries he had in this game and he’s not been in a great situation but you have to say the young players who played tonight did well.”

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