Paul Scholes: Even Sergio Aguero would struggle playing for Man United
Paul Scholes believes prolific Man City striker Sergio Aguero would struggle to score goals in Man United side
Paul Scholes has claimed that even prolific Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero would struggle to score goals in the current Manchester United side.
The Red Devils limped to a 1-0 victory over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday night to end a run of three games without a goal.
Rooney is getting all the stick but think any striker would struggle to score goals in that team. I think Sergio Aguero would struggle
The 20-time English champions registered just five shots on target as under-fire United captain Wayne Rooney scored a winner with 11 minutes remaining at Old Trafford.
However, former Red Devils midfielder Scholes appeared to sympathise with the England captain, insisting Aguero would struggle to score in United’s set-up.
“I want United to blast teams away and be creative. I want to see that but it’s not happened,” Scholes told BT Sport.
“I think they’re brilliantly coached defensively. Sometimes you’ve got to do that against Barcelona or Real Madrid but not against Crystal Palace or CSKA Moscow at home.
“It’s difficult to coach attractive football. Whether Van Gaal doesn’t allows it, I don’t know. It’s a boring style of football.
“You have to wonder whether he has problem with forward players. Just look at the players he’s let go – Van Persie, Januzaj, Di Maria. Look at the bench on Saturday, there wasn’t a centre forward.
“Rooney is getting all the stick but think any striker would struggle to score goals in that team. I think Sergio Aguero would struggle.”
United have scored two goals in their last five games in all competitions since a 3-0 win at Everton last month.
Aguero is currently sidelined with injury but the Argentina international has netted six times in his last five games.
The Red Devils host West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.