Paul Scholes tells Manchester United to sign Chelsea transfer target in January

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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has asked his former club to sign Chelsea transfer target and RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku in January as replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Nkunku has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea with reports even claiming Chelsea have completed a deal for the France international.

Asked who United should sign as replacement for Ronaldo, Scholes told MUTV’s The Debate: “I think there’s a couple of forwards they might look at.

“The kid at RB Leipzig that’s been linked with Chelsea, Nkunku. Centre forward is obviously the big position that needs filling.

“We have Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford who can both play there, but I think Marcus prefers being out wide and Antony’s injury record isn’t great.

“January might be too soon [to replace Ronaldo], they’re probably looking at next summer now, but I do think there are players out there.

“The lad at PSV – Gakpo – is doing really well for Netherlands at the World Cup and I think Ten Hag has been really interested in him before.

“There’s players out there for sure. January can be a tough window to do business but I hope we can do something and bring in a new centre forward.”