'You expect more' - Scholes' damning assessment of United star

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Manchester United hero Paul Scholes was very matter of fact regarding Marouane Fellaini's start to life as a Red Devil.

Marouane Fellaini's poor season at Manchester United has been dealt another blow by a an unrelenting assessment from a former Old Trafford hero.

Paul Scholes, an icon at United for the best part of two decades, told SkySports that the lack of goals from the Belgian was his main problem.

Asked about his view of Fellaini's season as a whole since joining United for £27.5 million last summer, Scholes responded:

"It's not been great so far, you have to admit. He did have a problem with wrist, which hampered him a lot.

"For money you paid you expect a lot more. You buy a central midfielder for £27 million, you expect a few goals along the way as well."

As well as no goals since joining United, Fellaini does not have a single assist to his name either.

Last season at Everton he scored 11 goals and provided five assists. With the same manager in charge, who you would think knows how to get the best out of him, it poses big questions as to why the Belgian has not produced.

Scholes also commented on United's other big money signing, Juan Mata, discussing how he has not really shown his best form so far.

"Mata is a number 10, a classic number 10. Has he got to play that position yet? He's not really hit the ground running and for £37 million you want goals.

"In his defence he has played out of position quite a bit. He's not the quickest I don't think he'll stay out there. He'll have to come inside. He's had a difficult start."

Scholes himself knew all about having to play out wide, doing so with England with mixed success. He discussed how at times he 'quite liked it', as opposing players did not know where to pick him up allowing him space, but when it came to defensive duties and running up and down, it was clearly not what he did best.

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