The return of injuries from Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba gave a massive boost to the team of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, especially with the pair who eventually joined Bruno Fernandes.
Despite their good form, United is still far from the pace set by the Liverpool champions this season. It’s a huge gap to close next season, but Scholes thinks there are only a few players left to compete for the championship titles and wants the club to sign another central defender and a top scorer.
“There is a big gap to be filled, no doubt about it,” Scholes told BBC Radio 5 live before United’s victory over Bournemouth on Saturday. “The difference in points is ridiculous and the quality of Man City is obviously there for everyone.
“I really don’t think they are a million miles away. I know we talked about four or five players, but I think it’s two or three now.
“I think you’re looking for a center forward, a really classy goalscorer and maybe a half center to play next to [Harry] Maguire.
“Look, I think [Victor] Lindelof did well but I just think that Maguire with his lack of rhythm sometimes (can get caught).
“If he has a really dominant half-center next to him like a Rio Ferdinand or Jaap Stam who intimidates the center forward, I think it would be of great help to the team. “