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Scholes can't understand Man Utd treatment of Carrick

Paul Scholes has stated that Michael Carrick should be starting ahead of Marouane Fellaini for Manchester United.

United slumped to their third consecutive defeat following a disappointing 3-1 loss at the hands of Watford at Vicarage Road on Sunday and it is fair to state that the Red Devils currently find themselves in a bit of a crisis.

Ex-United star Scholes has understandably not been impressed by what he has seen of his former side in recent times and the 41-year-old believes that Jose Mourinho should start playing Michael Carrick ahead of Fellaini in order to turn his side's fortunes around.

Scholes told BT Sport: "I thought Fellaini was alright today; he does a job in there. But I think that if you are Manchester United, you need more than that.

"You need someone who can stop the play as well, someone who can stop the opposition but who is capable of controlling a game of football as well, playing forward and passing forward.

"I can't understand why Michael Carrick is here.

"He looked like he was leaving last year and he's not been involved for a minute this season. What he has done, I don't know. (Bastian) Schweinsteiger he is not keen on either.

"I just think that they need to get a playmaker in there. At the end of the day, you are Manchester United and you are coming to Watford. You're not going to Arsenal!"

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