Paul Scholes sees Tottenham star as ideal United replacement

United retiree, Paul Scholes, believes that Luka Modric is the player that Manchester United should be fighting for in their effort to fill a midfield void.

The news comes after United chief executive, David Gill, revealed that the club would be looking to sign ‘on more big name’ before the summer transfer window closed, despite Sir Alex Ferguson earlier claiming they were finished.

Inter’s Wesley Sneijder and Arsenal’s Samir Nasri were the two names most commonly linked with a move to Old Trafford. However, Nasri has apparently committed to Arsenal for the coming season, while financials are proving an obstacle in a deal for Sneijder.

Speaking to Manchester Evening News, Scholes stated: “The three linked the most with United are all great top players. Of the three Modric, when we’ve played against him, has been the one I have been most impressed with. Whenever we played Tottenham, he was the one who stood out.”

Rumours dictate that the ‘one more big name’ United are looking to buy will probably be a creative midfielder with an eye to replace Scholes.

The former midfielder remains modest on the situation however, commenting: “I wasn’t the one pulling the strings anymore, definitely in the last two years and probably even since I was 31-32. I haven’t been as prominent in the side. I wasn’t scoring the goals and I wasn’t making the goals.”

“There are no concerns at all I think we are as good and probably better in that department than we have ever been,” he added.

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