Paul Scholes names changes he’d make to Manchester United starting XI vs Arsenal

Paul Scholes names changes he'd make to Manchester United starting XI vs Arsenal

Paul Scholes has named the changes he would make to the Manchester United starting lineup for their clash against Arsenal on Thursday in the Premier League.

Man United snatched a big point off Chelsea, league leaders, on Sunday at Stamford Bridge following a 1-1 draw. Jadon Sancho and Jorginho were the only goalscorers.

Caretaker manager, Michael Carrick, dropped superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench against the Blues, in a bid to allow Manchester United‘s front line press Chelsea relentlessly.

That also meant that the club legend played Bruno Fernandes behind Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho and sometimes it looked like the Portuguese star played as false nine.

Scholes believes Cristiano Ronaldo has to start against Arsenal alongside Rashford and Sancho in the front line.

Michael Carrick started with three central midfielders in Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay and Fred, a tactic Scholes wouldn’t to see against Arsenal.

Paul Scholes names changes he'd make to Manchester United starting XI vs Arsenal
Paul Scholes wants Cristiano Ronaldo to start for Manchester United against Arsenal

The former England midfielder has also suggested that he would love to drop one central midfielder in order for Ronaldo to start, hence playing an attacking football against Mikel Arteta’s side, knowing that they are nowhere as good as Chelsea, Liverpool or Man City.

‘[I’d] play a centre forward for a start,’ Scholes told Premier League Productions.

Cristiano will play. The two wide players [Sancho and Rashford] will probably play. Possibly play two midfield players instead of three of them, be more attacking.

‘Arsenal are nowhere near the quality of Chelsea, nowhere near Liverpool, Manchester City.’

Ralf Rangnick could be in charge of the Manchester United team against Arsenal and it’s left to see if he would flow with Scholes’ assessment.