Paul Scholes has given this thoughts on the recent transfer blunders at Manchester United.

The former England midfielder spoke ahead of their Champions League clash against Istanbul Basaksehir on Tuesday evening, in which they raced into a 3-0 lead thanks to Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.

Scholes noted that there has been several high-profile errors in regards to incoming transfers in recent seasons - and he is certain they wouldn’t have gone ahead under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Rio Ferdinand agrees that the recruitment has been an issue, questioning the change of philosophy since his playing days while alongside his former team-mate on BT Sport.

Paul Scholes has mentioned the possible addition of a director of football at Man Utd
Paul Scholes has mentioned the possible addition of a director of football at Man Utd

Ferdinand said: “I think recruitment has probably been an issue at the club for a number of years now.

“Bringing in the right players, the right profile that fit the club going forward.

“And if a manager goes the person in that position normally is the person that makes sure things don’t change dramatically when a manager goes out the door.

Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the greatest manager of all time
Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the greatest managers of all time

“There’s an ethos, a philosophy behind the scenes so a manager can seamlessly come in and that’s not been the case.”

“It’s a role that confuses me,” Scholes then added, before mentioning a possible director of football.

“I think since Sir Alex went, signing players ever since those days has been wrong at times.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is aiming for Champions League glory
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is aiming for Champions League glory

“I know for a fact there have been a lot of players Sir Alex would not have chosen.

“It looks like they’re going to go down that route. Whether they do, there’s been many names mentioned.

“Do you have someone from United in the past involved? I know Edwin (van Der Sar) has been mentioned who has done a great job at Ajax. I really don’t know what the answer is.”