Scholes accuses Solskjaer of making Man Utd transfers ‘virtually impossible’

Paul Scholes has blamed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of making transfers at Manchester United "virtually impossible".

It comes after their 4-1 win over Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League where the Red Devils deployed another tactical system.

They lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, giving starts to summer signings Edinson Cavani and Donny van de Beek.

And it worked successfully, with Bruno Fernandes scoring twice, Marcus Rashford netting a penalty and Daniel James coming off the bench to get another late on.

But Solskjaer has experimented with other systems, including three at the back and three in midfield.

Scholes believes that has had an impact in the transfer market, stating that Sir Alex Ferguson never had the same problem.

He told BT Sport: "The big trouble United have at the minute I think is they haven’t really got a way of playing.

“They change from week to week so how can they find a player?

“Say they play 4-3-3 every week, they can find the type of player. I can find two wide players.

“That’s the big difference with Sir Alex. He knew exactly the way he was going to play so he could buy the right types of players.

“It’s virtually impossible for a chief scout or director of football because you have no idea what sort of player you want.”

The talk of a director of football coming in at Old Trafford has been rife for years now but no one has taken the role yet.

And Rio Ferdinand believes that someone needs to be hired to solve the problems in the transfer market.

He said: “I think that’s the way the game has gone and I think these are the guys that make all the big decisions at the clubs.

“It’s something Ed Woodward has mooted as been speaking about and it’s never really materialised for whatever reason.

“I think recruitment has probably been an issue at the club for a number of years now. Bringing in the right players, the right profile that fit the club going forward.

“And if a manager goes the person in that position normally is the person that makes sure things don’t change dramatically when a manager goes out the door.

“There’s an ethos, a philosophy behind the scenes so a manager can seamlessly come in and that’s not been the case.”

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