Paul Scholes opens up about summer Man United signings

Paul Scholes says he has been very impressed by Manchester United summer signings

The Sport Review staff

Paul Scholes says he has been very impressed by Manchester United’s summer signings and the way they have integrated into the team under Jose Mourinho.

The Red Devils were one of the Premier League’s biggest-spending clubs last summer as they brought in Eric Bailly, Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

All four players have ended up being regular fixtures in Manchester United’s first team this season and they have begun to find their feet under new boss Mourinho.

The likes of MKhitaryan and Pogba had initially struggled to make much of an impact in the early stages of the campaign.

However, former Manchester United midfielder Scholes feels that the summer signings have made a significant impact in recent weeks.

Asked if Ibrahimovic and Pogba brought some star quality back to Old Trafford, Scholes told The Daily Mail: “Definitely. They’re big signings. Henrikh Mkhitaryan as well.

“The signings in previous years weren’t good enough. Van Gaal signed players who didn’t have enough character or presence to play at this club.

“We knew what stars Pogba, Ibrahimovic and Mkhitaryan were. They’ve all played at massive clubs and were ready-made special players. It was what was needed.

“It’s no surprise how well Zlatan has done, although he would have struggled in a Van Gaal team.”

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