Paul Scholes claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been “supported” in the transfer market but believes he should have received more backing after their form at the end of last season, despite it being “a lot easier to win games.”
Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles, Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo were all signed on transfer deadline day, but reports suggest Solskjaer did not see his club land any of his targets this summer.
Scholes says he expected his former club to back Solskjaer more this summer, but admits the wins that drove United into the top four at the end of last season were “easier” than most.
Reacting to United’s transfer window, Scholes told Stadium Astro: “I don’t think he’s the first one who hasn’t been backed.
“There’s been a lot of money spent but has it been spent on the first choices these managers want? I’m not too sure.
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“I think [Louis] van Gaal and [Jose] Mourinho especially had a moan about that and it’s understandable when they aren’t getting the players they want.
“I think Ole’s been supported. I think Maguire at £80million is a lot of money, Fernandes just in January has been an excellent signing and the form was good especially coming from Fernandes in January time you felt that this team was going places.”
Scholes added: “Towards the end of the season it’s a lot easier to win games, it’s a lot easier to go on a run when the pressure’s not really on.
“Okay, you can talk about pressure to get in the top four but that’s not the pressure United want, United want to be winning leagues.
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“You felt at the end of last season he would have got more support in the transfer market to go on again to that next level but he’s not been given that.
“It’s quite clear the players he wanted have not come.”