Manchester United urged to find Paul Scholes replacement

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Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has urged the club's new manager David Moyes to recruit a midfielder during the transfer window, following the retirement of Paul Scholes.

The Premier League leaders appear light in central midfielder after Scholes decided to lower the curtain on his illustrious career for a second time following the conclusion of last season.

Without Scholes at his disposal, Moyes has Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverely as his key creative influences in the middle of the park, but Neville feels Manchester United need to reinforce in this area.

"I’m pretty certain it’s got to be an area David Moyes will be looking at because of Paul Scholes’ retirement and the heavy reliance on Michael Carrick to play all the games he did," Nevill told The Sun.

"If Moyes gets a couple of injuries, particularly to someone like Carrick or Tom Cleverley, he would be very light."

Manchester United have been linked with a number of potential acquisitions to fill the void left by Scholes, with Barcelona duo Cesc Fabregas and Thiago Alcantara seemingly the targets under the most serious consideration.

Thiago had appeared set to secure a transfer to Old Trafford before the summer deadline, but it would now appear the 22-year-old Spain international is heading to Bayern Munich.

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