SPORT Ozil and Emery involved in lengthy training ground discussion before Vitoria Europa League clashOzil and Emery involved in lengthy training ground discussion before Vitoria Europa League clash
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Manchester United should make a move for Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil, according to club legend Paul Scholes.
German playmaker Ozil was again left out of the Gunners squad for their Europa League clash with Vitoria as he continues to be overlooked by manager Unai Emery.
The Red Devils, meanwhile, again lacked creativity as they needed an Anthony Martial penalty to beat Partizan Belgrade as they put in another toothless attacking performance.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have lacked goals and are looking for short-term solutions in January – and Scholes reckons the addition of Ozil could be exactly what they need despite the fact he feels the move is unlikely to happen.
“I can’t understand it (Ozil’s omission),” Scholes said on BT Sport.
“I think he’s a player who can link a team together. He’s got great quality, he’s shown that in his career.
“He could be an answer short-term.
“I don’t know, I think that would be up to him, whether he wants to take a
“I probably can’t (see it happening). I just think, short term, he’s the sort of player United could do with.”
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Ahead of the game, Robin van Persie said of the Ozil situation on BT Sport: “It’s a shame, he’s one of their best players.
“He’s really good but something is not quite right at the moment with him and the coach so hopefully that gets solved for Arsenal .”
Martin Keown added: “There is no doubt about his ability, it’s the work ethic, it must be. Can he find a why to play him?
“I don’t think he’s as committed as I would like to see him, and I think there is evidence, there is hard evidence.”