Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes that his old club can win the Champions League this season, but only if they add a player of Pedro’s calibre, the Daily Express report.
The Express claim that while Premier League champions Chelsea have staked a late claim to bag the Barcelona man’s signature, United’s chief executive Ed Woodward flew out to the Spanish city on Monday to try and finalise a deal for the 28-year-old.
And Scholes – who helped the side win the competition in 1999 and 2008 – suggested that his arrival at Old Trafford could be the addition that helps the side lift the trophy for the fourth time.
“I think they potentially could win it, if they can add someone with a bit of pace like Pedro up front,” he explained.
The Red Devils have yet to qualify for the group stages of the competition, but are in a strong position in their play-off tie with Club Brugge, having won the first leg 3-1.
While Memphis Depay managed to bag a brace against the Belgian side, there are still questions about how the lack of attacking options is going to impact upon United’s ability to put the ball in the back of the net as the season goes on.
By signing Pedro – who opened the scoring in 2011 final against United – those concerns may well be alleviated, and Louis van Gaal’s side may well be considered as one of the favourites.
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