Man Utd made a mistake by not replacing Romelu Lukaku, believes Paul Scholes

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should have brought in a striker, believes Paul Scholes (Picture: Getty Images)

Paul Scholes believes that Manchester United made a mistake in the transfer window by letting Romelu Lukaku leave and not signing a replacement striker.

The Belgian forward left for Inter Milan this summer, as did Alexis Sanchez on loan, but the Red Devils did not sign a centre-forward in place of Lukaku.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did bring in Daniel James from Swansea to bolster his forward line, but Scholes feels his former side are still short up top.

Thats the one thing that disappoints me, Scholes told talkSPORT. He [Ole Gunnar Solskjaer] obviously knew they were going to sell Lukaku at some point, but not to have a centre-forward lined up seems like a mistake to me.

Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku was sold to Inter Milan in August (Picture: Getty Images)

Whether they did, whether it dragged on too long from the clubs point of view, I dont know.



Theyre going into a season without a centre-forward when its a club that is known for its attacking style and had probably four centre-forwards in its heyday.

So to go in there with [Marcus] Rashford and [Anthony] Martial, who youre not quite sure if theyre left wingers or centre-forwards, we dont know. But Im sure itll get sorted.

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