Manchester United are being encouraged to sign RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano.
The 22-year-old is one of the top rated center backs in Europe.
He was not at his best as United beat Leipzig 5-0 at Old Trafford in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
But his stock is very high and Scholes would love to see him at the club next term.
"This is the type of defender I think United need, he's very different to Maguire and Lindelof," the ex-England international explained to BT Sport.
"He absolutely loves one-on-ones, he loves getting down that channel because he knows he's gonna beat them. It's very much the same as what Rio used to do, what Jaap Stam used to do.
"It frees the rest of the team to worry about attacking play, because you know you've got a centre-half who is going to defend and he'll do it all day."