Manchester United’s on-field problems remain in the final third. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to thin out the attack is a serious issue, as is chance creation.
This is a problem the Red Devils will have to contend with until at least January. Then, the Old Trafford club will have to dip their toes into the transfer market during the mid-season window.
There are options aplenty for the Baby Faced Assassin, though choosing the right player to fit the system is easier said than done. The links to James Maddison certainly make sense.
However, last night, Paul Scholes urged United to make their move for a certain out-of-favour 31-year-old attacking midfielder… Mesut Ozil.
“I can’t understand it (Ozil’s omission).” Scholes is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.
“I think he’s a player who can link a team together. He’s got great quality, he’s shown that in his career.
“He could be the answer short-term.
“I don’t know, I think that would be up to him, whether he wants to take a (sic)
“I probably can’t (see it happening). I just think, short-term, he’s the sort of player United could do with.”
Now there are several pros and cons to this move – the first of which would be us having to mass-delete a whole load of slanderous Ozil tweets…
Jokes aside, the 31-year-old German has proben his quality from time-to-time, though he’s just as inconsistent as Paul Pogba. There’s a reason why he’s not starting in a struggling Arsenal side. Perhaps a change in scenery would help his cause, but I don’t think it can be argued that his best days are now behind him.
On the plus, the experience he’d bring to the table could be invaluable. This is a young United team who need a leader. Could Ozil be that man? Who knows, but on a short-term basis then it could be a gamble worth taking…