Date: 18th July 2011 at 12:08pm
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With the search for Paul Scholes replacement continuing, it appears inside the club the players are read to pick up the slack themselves.

United have been linked with Luka Modric, Samir Nasri and the chase for Inter Milan’s Wesley Sneijder continues if the press is to be believed. Former players like Gary Neville and Paul Scholes himself have spoken up the attributes of these players but inside the club it appears that the players feel if nobody is brought in they are well equipped to carry the extra load.

Michael Carrick’s form at the end of last season began to show a marked improvement as he pulled the strings in Europe helping United get to the final of the Champions League as well as push on to win the league and he feels that United can pull together as a team to soften the blow of Scholes’ departure as he told the club’s official site,

“Losing a player like Paul is a loss – he brings so much to the team.

“He was a world-class player, so you have to compensate in other ways.

“We have done that in the past – we lost Cristiano Ronaldo a few years ago and people didn’t think we’d get over it. But different players step up – maybe it is not one player but we share the responsibility.”

I agree with Carrick to an extent as it has been written on here before the midfield whilst not spectacular can do the job at least domestically. It is in Europe that we will face a tougher task of tasting success after Barcelona raised the bar so high.


7 responses to ““Replacing Scholes? We must all step up””

  1. Gavin says:

    The truth be said, we have the players for the domestic games but its in europe were we find it hard to assert our ourselves in the big games especially in the middle of the park. Let’s not forget we have Ando, Tom, Fletcher, and the young lads Morrision and Pogba that should step up and stake a claim to their reputation they have built within the walls of Old Trafford. There is no truely gifted central midfielder out there that will pass like the master , so what next from here?

  2. the red city says:

    We got quite a few talented mfer’s in the youth set up and Anderson is getting better all the time. A fit Fletch will be hugh, Giggs still on the go and Carrick can produce whenn matters.

    watch out for cleverely, morrison and pogba this season, next yr- tunnciliffe will set the lge alight.

  3. Pete says:

    I dont agree. We simply don’t have the class in midfield to take on Barca or Real. The youth players like Pogba and Morisson both have 2 or 3 years before they will be ready, if indeed that time comes ( I think it will ). I don’t think Fletcher, Carrick or Cleverly have what it takes to step up.

    If we don’t get Sneijder I expect more youth to be purchased for the midfield positions, after all SAF stated that he was building a team that will peak in 2 or 3 seasons time.

  4. i think a mixture of youth players and someone like ganso for ACM and m’villa for DM would be great. i would like to Anderson push further forward and really run at the back 4

  5. James says:

    I can’t see us trying for Ganso as he is expensive at £25 million. The lad looks very talented, but a left footed Brazilian midfielder sounds too familiar. I would rather give Anderson a bigger role next season. We need a midfielder who can bring the best of of players like Anderson, Fletcher and Carrick.