Paul Scholes questioned United on the signing of Edinson Cavani and handing him a two-year deal.
Manchester United signed free-agent Edinson Cavani who has amassed over 200 goals in his seven-year career with Paris Saint Germain on the deadline day.
The Uruguayan forward has been given a two-year contract and Paul Scholes believes United should have only brought him in on a short-term basis.
Paul Scholes told Stadium Astro: ‘Well, we’ll have to wait and see won’t we.
‘Obviously in his day, he’s been a top-quality centre-forward. There’s no doubt about that. But he’s 33 years old, looked like he was going to retire. He’s not played a lot of football for PSG last season.
‘Five, six years ago, yeah he’s a great signing, he’ll take us onto that next level possibly. But I just don’t think he’ll take us to the next level now.
‘But that’s what Manchester United seems to be now, it seems to be – I think of the forwards we have… Cavani, he should be a loan signing.
‘If you’re struggling without a centre-forward it should be a two or three-month loan signing just to get through a sticky period.
‘Similar to what Henrik Larsson did. A brilliant centre-forward, 33, 34 years of age, he just filled a little gap for us, which was exactly what we needed.
‘I see Cavani as that kind of person, not at 33 coming to sign a two-year contract. I find it very strange.
‘But he won’t, he’ll be loving it. I’m sure he will.’