Paul Scholes: Man United talent offers much more than Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Paul Scholes explains why Jesse Lingard has impressed him more than Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Man United this season

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Manchester United playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan Photo: BT Sport

Paul Scholes believes that Jesse Lingard offers much more to the Manchester United team than Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Lingard has been earning plenty of praise for his performances for the Red Devils in recent weeks after winning back a regular spot in the first team at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho.

Mkhitaryan, meanwhile, has been struggling to hold down a regular spot in the first team at Old Trafford in recent weeks, although he was restored to the starting line-up for the goalless draw with Southampton on Saturday.

Scholes has been very impressed by Lingard’s upturn in form for the Red Devils in recent weeks.

And the former Manchester United midfielder rates Lingard’s impact in the Red Devils team as being better than Mkhitaryan this term.

Speaking to Sky Sports on Saturday night, Scholes said: “He [Lingard] has come of age now and you compare him to someone like Mkhitaryan who cost £30m or something – he give a lot more, for me.”

Both Mkhitaryan and Lingard will be hoping to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils return to Premier League action on Monday with a trip to Everton.

The Red Devils are currently in third place in the Premier League table after dropping down the table in recent weeks.

It now remains to be seen whether Manchester United will sign any new players in the January transfer window.

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