Paul Scholes has urged Manchester United to sign either Luka Modric or Toni Kroos to get the best out of Paul Pogba at Old Trafford. The Red Devils re-signed the 23-year-old from Juventus for a world-record fee of £89m ($115m) in the summer transfer window.
Since returning to the Premier League, the France international is yet to showcase his skills as to why he was re-signed by the 20-time English champions. At the Turin club, he went on to become one of the best midfielder in Europe, especially having played alongside the likes of Arturo Vidal, Andrea Pirlo and Sami Khedira.
Jose Mourinho suffered his second consecutive defeat at the hands of Feyenoord in the Europa League clash. This came after he saw Manchester City beat his side 2-1 defeat in the derby clash. Pogba was criticised for his display against Pep Guardiola's side.
Scholes has urged the Portuguese tactician to return to his former club Real Madrid and bring either Modric or Kroos to United. The Old Trafford favourite believes the arrival of either the former Tottenahm star or the German international can have an impact on Pogba's performance.
"Mourinho needs to find the right partner or partners. I'd have liked to see Michael Carrick tonight," Scholes told BT Sport, as quoted by the Mirror.
"I think he [Pogba] needs - I think he's shown at Juventus - he needs a controlling midfielder next to him and I think Michael's got that controlled ability on the ball. Schneiderlin, especially, that was his job tonight.
"He was too far back for me, he kept picking the ball up in the middle of defence. In that position it is your duty to get the team to play football, you go and get the ball, you pass it forward, you link the team together.
"Schneiderlin is more concerned about his defensive role rather than being the playmaker in the team, whereas at Juventus he had Pirlo, one of the best playmakers in the world.
"And I think he [Mourinho] needs to go in the transfer market for somebody like that. Michael's capable of it but I still think they need a controlling midfielder, who can control where Paul goes and can control a game of football.
"I know he's happy with his four players [signed in the transfer window] but I still think they need that type of player. A Luka Modric or a Toni Kroos, and I think these players are available. Paul Pogba would be a lot better playing alongside these types of players."