Manchester United should be considering a transfer raid on Leicester City for Wesley Fofana, says Paul Scholes.

Those at United have stumbled upon a winning formula in the 2020-21 season, with long-awaited consistency allowing the club to hit top spot in the Premier League table.

A settled defensive section has been aiding the collective cause, with the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire slotting in ahead of long-serving shot-stopper David de Gea.

Victor Lindelof has often filled his side’s second centre-half berth, but Eric Bailly has rediscovered fitness and form of late to put himself in contention for regular playing time.

While encouraged by recent displays from the Red Devils, Paul feels there is still room for improvement and thinks another big-money offer to the Foxes could deliver more value in the transfer market.

“If I was Ole and could sign a defender this month, I’d go for Wesley Fofana at Leicester,” he told ESPN ahead of his old club’s crunch clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

“He’s only 20, but he has been outstanding and he has the potential to be anything he wants to be.

“United have done OK at the back this season, but they have been exposed when playing against the big teams, and that’s another problem they need to solve.”

Elsewhere, United are allegedly ready to rival Chelsea for West Ham United’s prized asset Declan Rice next summer.

He has most commonly been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge, but ESPN claim that Ole has put the England international on his list of several possible midfield options to pursue in the summer.

It is thought that Declan will cost around £70m, so the Red Devils may need to sell some talent before making an approach for the 22-year-old midfielder.