Paul Scholes believes Man United can win the Champions League if they sign Pedro

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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes his former club are in with a real shout of winning the Champions League, if they can add Pedro to their ranks.

The Barcelona midfielder has been linked with a move away from the Nou Camp all summer, with the Red Devils in pole position.

As relayed by the Express, Scholes was speaking on BT Sport after Man United's 3-1 win over Club Brugge, and he believes the 27-year-old can make all the difference for the Old Trafford club this season.


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The 40-year-old said: "I think they potentially could win it, if they can add someone with a bit of pace like Pedro up front.

"Manchester United are a big club and we've had some great nights. When you're playing against the big clubs this crowd can get you through it.

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"If there are any teams out of this qualifying phase who can win it I think United are the ones."


United may be the strongest team in the play-off stage of this years competition, but they are some way off challenging for the Champions League again.

The signing of Pedro would improve their attacking threat significantly, however that is not the only position United need to strengthen to be considered amongst the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona once again.

Despite their impressive defensive record the back four is still a concerning area for the Old Trafford club. Chris Smalling has significantly improved under Louis van Gaal and looks set to be a mainstay in the centre of defence for years to come.

Despite some promising performances it still to be seen whether Daley Blind can make the left side his own. His positioning is fantastic, but his height, strength and speed will be concerns against the top clubs in the later rounds of the competition.

The Red Devils would also need a new forward, in my opinion. Wayne Rooney will improve on his slow start and Javier Hernandez is an effective option off the bench, but to really hit their dizzy heights of old United need an out and out number nine, something Rooney is not.

Manchester United fans, is there a realistic chance of the Red Devils winning the Champions League this season? Have your say below!

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