Manchester United legend Paul Scholes highlights one area where Mousa Dembele needs to improve

Mousa Dembele

Manchester United great Paul Scholes says that Mousa Dembele needs to score more goals for Tottenham Hotspur.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has been singing the praises of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele on BT Sport.

The Belgium international has been on the books of Spurs since 2012 when he joined them from fellow English club Fulham.

The 27-year-old is one of the better players in the Tottenham squad, although this season he has not played as many games as he would have wanted to.

In 15 Premier League matches so far this campaign, Dembele has created 14 chances, has a pass accuracy of 89% and a shot accuracy of 25%, and has won 46% of the duels.

Former United midfielder Scholes speaks highly of the former Willem II and AZ star, but he has underlined one area where the Spurs midfielder can improve.

“I do (like Dembele),” the 40-year-old told told BT Sport during the Fletch & Sav show on Saturday morning ahead of the North London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal at White Hart Lane.

“He is such a powerful, strong and skilful lad. One thing I would say is that he should score more goals.

"The talent, the pace, the strength and the nice left foot he has got, he should contribute more to the team I think.”

Lacking goals

Scholes has rightly pointed out that Dembele does not score enough goals. The Belgian has yet to find the target in the Premier League this season, while in 2013-14 he scored just once in 28 league matches.

However, the former Fulham star has not always been deployed in a position from where he can score goals.

At Tottenham, Dembele has often played in a reserved role, and that is one of the main reasons why he has scored just once in the Premier League in almost two years.

Dembele, though, is a versatile player as he showed against Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday when he played behind Harry Kane in the number 10 role.

The Tottenham midfielder ended the game with impressive stats of 83% pass accuracy, four key passes, one shot and three dribbles.

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