Paul Scholes claims that he doesn’t want to see Victor Lindelof play for Manchester United again at right-back.
Lindelof moved from center-back to right-back for United’s 2-2 draw with Leicester City in the absence of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, but battled to get to grips with Harvey Barnes, who scored in an influential display for the Foxes.
During the game, Lindelof went off with a back injury and was replaced by Axel Tuanzebe, who Scholes felt was much improved on the international Swedish side.
The former United defender thought the introduction of Tuanzebe was one of a number of subs made by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that strengthened the Reds.
“I don’t think we’ll see it again, I think Lindelof at right-back,” Scholes told BT Sport.
“We don’t see it again, I hope. A better alternative has to be available than that.
I thought that when he came on, Axel Tuanzebe was excellent, because Harvey Barnes was a real hazard.
United, truly, I thought once they had made the subs, they were stronger. I think they left on the bench their best players.
I thought it was awesome when Edinson Cavani came in and Paul Pogba made a huge difference as well.
I know he didn’t come on with Mason Greenwood on the bench, either. So I don’t think United is in a position to necessarily leave these players out.
If they’re going to fight for the league, they’ve got 12, 13, maybe 14 players who can do that, so I’m a little worried when you leave out those better players.
“The best teams play the same team – look at Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona team, he never made changes, never left anyone out and they played 60 games a season. That’s what you want.” Solskaer indicated after the match that Lindelof would have to undergo some surgery, which is a chronic problem, for his back injury.