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Paul Scholes doesn’t think there may be a figure at Manchester United who may help Erik ten Hag within the transfer market. The previous Red Devils midfielder has suggested Steve McClaren could take up that role.

McClaren has been officially appointed as an assistant to Ten Hag. United’s announcement of his return to the club named him as an “assistant coach” alongside Mitchell van der Gaag, who has followed Ten Hag from Ajax.

Scholes knows McClaren well having been at United during his two-year spell as No 2 to Sir Alex Ferguson. He has labelled the previous England boss as one in every of the best coaches he had during his playing profession.

Nonetheless, Scholes has pointed to McClaren’s lack of coaching in recent times. The 61-year-old’s most up-to-date job was as technical director at Derby County.

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“Whether he takes that role on as well to assist him with the signing of players, I believe we’ve to attend and see.”

Ten Hag held his first press conference this week since being appointed United manager. And he explained his decision to appoint each McClaren and Van der Gaag.

He said: “They each know how one can get success, because they each win titles and trophies of their careers, that’s why they’re here.”

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