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Paul Scholes tells Man United to hijack Chelsea's move for dynamic World Cup star

Paul Scholes tells Man United to hijack Chelsea's move for dynamic World Cup star

He's been great at the World Cup.

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes hopes the club will bring in a centre forward during the January transfer window.

Scholes has been critical of United's transfer activity in the past but believes they must act in January but admits it may be too soon to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.

United announced last week that they had cut all ties with the Portuguese forward and his contract would be terminated.

The statement read: "The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances, and wishes him and his family well for the future.

"Everyone at Manchester United remains focused on continuing the team’s progress under Erik ten Hag and working together to deliver success on the pitch."

Scholes: They're probably looking at next summer

Speaking on MUTV's The Debate, Scholes said: "I think there’s a couple of forwards they might look at.

"The kid at RB Leipzig that’s been linked with Chelsea, Nkunku. Centre forward is obviously the big position that needs filling.

‘We have Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford who can both play there, but I think Marcus prefers being out wide and Antony’s injury record isn’t great.

"January might be too soon [to replace Ronaldo], they’re probably looking at next summer now, but I do think there are players out there.

"The lad at PSV – Gakpo – is doing really well for Netherlands at the World Cup and I think Ten Hag has been really interested in him before.

"There’s players out there for sure. January can be a tough window to do business but I hope we can do something and bring in a new centre forward."

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Topics: Manchester United, Paul Scholes, Cristiano Ronaldo, Football