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Paul Scholes overlooks Chelsea, names favourites for title
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Paul Scholes overlooks Chelsea, names favourites for title

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has snubbed Chelsea and named Liverpool and Manchester City as the two favourite teams to win the Premier League title this season. Chelsea are currently on top of the Premier League table with 22 points from nine games. Thomas Tuchel’s side are one point ahead of second-place Liverpool and two points ahead of third-place Manchester City. “Seeing Liverpool go to Old Trafford and win so convincingly, I think it will make City worry,” Scholes was quoted by Metro UK as saying. “Chelsea… I’m not sure, they have been great and I think they are better than I actually give them credit for, but I think [the Premier League title] it’s between Liverpool and Manchester City. “I think City watching that today, in the Champions League or the Prem...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Greenwood accused of cheating during EPL 5-0 defeat
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Greenwood accused of cheating during EPL 5-0 defeat

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes has accused forward, Mason Greenwood of ‘cheating’ during the club’s Premier League 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday. Scholes believes Greenwood ruined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side with his poor decision making during the defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford. The former midfield maestro criticized the 20-year-old’s role in Liverpool’s opening goal as the England striker ran out of position to close down the Reds centre-back, Virgil van Dijk, which then forced Man United’s defence to change shape. Man United lost to Liverpool following Mohamed Salah’s hat-trick and a goal each from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota. “Tactically, it was bad today, really bad,” Scholes told Premier League Productions. “But on the other side of that players have g...
Man Utd vs Atalanta: Try this with Liverpool on Sunday, you’ll see what happens – Scholes slams players
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Man Utd vs Atalanta: Try this with Liverpool on Sunday, you’ll see what happens – Scholes slams players

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes has warned the club ahead of their Premier League clash against Liverpool on Sunday. Scholes was particularly disappointed by the performance of Manchester United players in the first half of their 3-2 win over Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday. It was Cristiano Ronaldo’s late strike that won the game for the home side after Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire had levelled for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. Atalanta went into the break with two goals advantage having taken the lead through Mario Pasalic and Merih Demiral. Asked if the win was worth celebrating, Scholes told BT Sport, “Celebrating? Well, you celebrate every win but just that the first half worried me. “I look at that game thinking about Liverpool on Sunday…if y...
Scholes reveals why Chelsea will not win title
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Scholes reveals why Chelsea will not win title

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has said Chelsea will not win the Premier League title, because they don’t have enough goals in the team. The Blues are the current European champions, after they beat Manchester City in the Champions League final in May. Many have tipped Thomas Tuchel’s men to also give City a run for their money this campaign domestically. Chelsea currently top the table, having won five of their first seven matches of the season. But Scholes believes they will fall short. “I think Chelsea have got the manager to challenge. I’m just not sure, not convinced there’s enough goals in the team. “I think Romelu Lukaku will score goals but are there enough people around him to score goals. I’m not sure Timo Werner will. When he plays for Germany he sco...
Keep Pogba at Old Trafford on one condition – Paul Scholes tells Man Utd
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Keep Pogba at Old Trafford on one condition – Paul Scholes tells Man Utd

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has given the club one condition to keep midfielder, Paul Pogba, at Old Trafford beyond next summer. Pogba’s current contract with Man United will expire next summer. The France international is yet to sign a new deal with Man United. And Scholes believes Man United should offer Pogba a new long-term deal if he can show the form for his club that he does with his country’s national team. “Everybody is a little bit unsure because he doesn’t do it week in and week out,” Scholes told the Webby and O’Neil Show. “I think there is a big debate. You would probably say half of the people want him, the other half would not be that bothered if he went. “I think the middle of the pitch is a little bit of a problem for us. If he is on song an...
Paul Scholes exposes Man Utd’s major weakness under Solskjaer this season
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Paul Scholes exposes Man Utd’s major weakness under Solskjaer this season

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has revealed the club’s major weakness under their manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, this season. Scholes believes Man United’s lack of balance in midfield is their major weakness this season, adding that it may cost them the Premier League title because their two title rivals play more ‘aggressive’ systems. He also backed Man United midfielder, Scott McTominay, to play in the holding role in Solskjaer’s midfield. “You mention McTominay, I think he is the best one for that role out of the four of them, I would definitely go for him,” Scholes told Webby and O’Neill. “I think he has got everything, he is athletic, he can get around the pitch, he has got great ability as well. He is capable of sitting in that position. “Ole doesn’t seem to...
‘Ronaldo is on another level to Cantona’ – Scholes explains what makes Man Utd star special
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‘Ronaldo is on another level to Cantona’ – Scholes explains what makes Man Utd star special

One Red Devils legend has revealed why another one can be considered a class above other talismanic figures Cristiano Ronaldo has always been "another level" above the greatest enigmas at Manchester United, says Paul Scholes, with even Eric Cantona having to accept a standing below the Portuguese superstar. French talisman Cantona helped to open trophy-winning floodgates under Sir Alex Ferguson in 1992-93, with his mere presence making the Red Devils a more formidable proposition. Plenty have filled a similar role at Old Trafford since then, with five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo back for a second stint as he looks to recapture former glories in familiar surroundings.
Champions League: Paul Scholes Criticizes Solskjaer after Man Utd’s defeat to Young Boys
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Champions League: Paul Scholes Criticizes Solskjaer after Man Utd’s defeat to Young Boys

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has criticized manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, for his substitutions following the club’s UEFA Champions League 2-1 defeat to Young Boys on Tuesday. Young Boys defeated Man United following second-half goals from Moumi Ngamaleu and Theoson Siebatcheu as Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half goal was not enough. Solskjaer had subbed off Jadon Sancho when Aaron Wan-Bissaka was dismissed and Donny van de Beek at half-time before bringing off Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes with 20 minutes remaining. But Scholes felt Solskjaer’ missed a trick’ with his substitutions, even though he insists Man United’s defeat was ‘not a complete disaster.’ “I do think Manchester United probably missed a trick, they couldn’t get out their half because they...
Pogba will sign a new contract now that Man Utd have a trophy-winning team, predicts Scholes
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Pogba will sign a new contract now that Man Utd have a trophy-winning team, predicts Scholes

The former Red Devils midfielder has addressed the speculation surrounding the Frenchman's future after his impressive performance against Leeds Paul Scholes has expressed his belief that Paul Pogba will sign a new contract now that Manchester United have a team capable of winning trophies. Pogba only has 11 months left to run on his current deal, and it has been suggested that the Red Devils could cash in on the World Cup winner before the transfer window closes. Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have both been strongly linked with Pogba, while a potential return to Juventus has also been mooted, but Scholes is confident that he will opt to extend his stay at Old Trafford.
UEL final: Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes Give one Reason Emery beat Man United
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UEL final: Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes Give one Reason Emery beat Man United

  Manchester United legends, Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand have applauded Villarreal boss, Unai Emery for successfully ‘snuffing out’ Bruno Fernandes during United’s Europa League final defeat to the Spanish outfit. Gerard Moreno put the Spaniards ahead in the first half but Edinson Cavani leveled for United to take the game to extra time. The Red Devils lost the game after a gruelling penalty shootout, with goalkeeper David de Gea missing the decisive spot-kick to keep his side on level terms. Emery seemed to have assigned Etienne Capoue with the task of nullifying Fernandes with the Portuguese having an uncharacteristically quiet evening. Scholes and Ferdinand reserved special praise for Emery for being able to deal with United’s biggest threat brilliantly. “O...
Paul Scholes Hands Man Utd lists of three Players to Sign this Summer
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Paul Scholes Hands Man Utd lists of three Players to Sign this Summer

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has handed a list of three players to the club to sign. Scholes wants Man United to make a move for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Paris Saint-Germain’s Marquinhos this summer transfer window. According to him, Grealish, Sancho and Marquinhos are exactly the types of players Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs at Old Trafford to compete for the Premier League title next season. “I think we need someone who is a creative midfield player. Grealish or Sancho, one of them would be ideal,” Scholes told the Webby & O’Neill show. “It would be great to have a left-footed centre back, but I don’t think it’s needed, I don’t think we are desperate for that. “I would like to see a centre-half co...
Man United vs Villarreal: Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves, Scholes Name team to win UEL Trophy
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Man United vs Villarreal: Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves, Scholes Name team to win UEL Trophy

  Former Manchester United stars, Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves and Paul Scholes have predicted the winner of the Europa League final to be played between their old club and Spanish side, Villarreal. The three players all tipped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to win the Europa League final. Manchester United beat AS Roma 8-5 on aggregate to book their place in the final, while Villarreal overcame another Premier League side, Arsenal 2-1 from both legs to reach the final. The final comes up on May 26 and Ferdinand told BT Sport, “If Manchester United turn up and perform anywhere near their best, they win the game, hands down, probably by a couple of goals. “They’ve got players in there that have won this competition already as well. Unai Emery has got experience but so...
UEL: He Contributed Nothing – Paul Scholes Blasts Man United Star after 6-2 win Over Roma
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UEL: He Contributed Nothing – Paul Scholes Blasts Man United Star after 6-2 win Over Roma

  Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has blasted midfielder, Fred, for his part in AS Roma’s second goal during the Red Devils’ UEFA Europa League, UEL, 6-2 win at Old Trafford on Thursday night. Scholes said Fred contributed nothing for Man United against Roma, adding that the Brazilian was ‘left wanting’ in the win over the Italian Serie A side. Man United defeated Roma in the Europa League semi-final first-leg tie at home, thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes, Edinson (2), Cavani (2), Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood. “That is what Fred is in the team for, he’s in the team to stop this type of thing,” Scholes told BT Sport when analysing Roma’s second goal. “From their best midfield player, he gets in behind them [Man United’s defence]. “Fred… please stop t...
Scholes Berates Solskjaer’s joy after Team’s 0-0 Draw with Leeds
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Scholes Berates Solskjaer’s joy after Team’s 0-0 Draw with Leeds

Paul Scholes has lambasted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for being happy with Manchester United’s goalless draw with Leeds on Sunday. Like Michael Owen and Paul Ince, Scholes said he was ‘surprised’ both Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani started the game on the bench at Elland Road. The natch only had few chances from both sides with United’s forward Marcus Rashford closest to breaking the deadlock with a well-hit free-kick shortly before the half-time break. The draw means that Manchester City now has a 10-point advantage at the top of the table with five games remaining of the campaign. Scholes told Premier League Productions: “Manchester United tried more than I think Leeds did to win the game which you’d expect. “I was surprised Pogba didn’t start the game, surprised Cavani didn’...
Harry Kane vs Haaland: Paul Scholes Names Player Man United Should Sign
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Harry Kane vs Haaland: Paul Scholes Names Player Man United Should Sign

  Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has named the player the club should sign between Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. Man United, who are expected to sign a striker in this summer transfer window, have been linked with both Kane and Haaland. Asked which player Man United should sign between Kane and Haaland, Scholes said on the Webby & O’Neill YouTube channel, “He’s [Haaland] the best striker out there in the world, without a shadow of a doubt. It’s ridiculous what he’s doing. “If you sign him now, you’ll get ten years of him. “With Harry Kane, at 28, 29, he’s in the peak of his career, but you’re talking two or three years as a top-class striker. “When you get to 31, 32, you probably lose your legs a little bit, s...
Paul Scholes Heaps Praise On Manchester United Pair Fred, Scott Mctominay
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Paul Scholes Heaps Praise On Manchester United Pair Fred, Scott Mctominay

Paul Scholes has praised Fred and Scott McTominay for their display against Manchester City, insisting that their midfield partnership was key to Manchester United's 2-0 win. United claimed bragging rights in Sunday's derby clash at the Etihad Stadium through an early Bruno Fernandes penalty and a strike from Luke Shaw early in the second half. City entered the game on a 21-game winning streak in all competitions, and unbeaten in their last 28, but their biggest attacking threats were neutralised by the Red Devils. Scholes was particularly impressed with holding-midfield pair Fred and McTominay, with lots of United's best work coming when their opponents had possession. "A big thing was getting the midfield right against Manchester City," Scholes told Premier League Product...
Paul Scholes Tells Martial how he Can Become Man United’s Main Striker
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Paul Scholes Tells Martial how he Can Become Man United’s Main Striker

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has told striker, Anthony Martial, how he can become the club’s main striker. Scholes said the France international could establish himself as the Red Devils’ first-choice centre forward and score 30 goals per season if he develops a “ruthless streak”. Martial was impressive in Man United’s 2-0 victory over Manchester City on Sunday as he won an early penalty during the encounter. “Today against Manchester City, I thought they were excellent on the counter-attack. I thought Martial was really good as he (Solskjaer) said in the interview,” Scholes told Premier League Productions. “He’s not scored today, he’s had a great opportunity to score, but the other things he did meant he was a real threat. He was working hard. “He has qua...
‘Grealish needs to get out now!’ – Scholes urges Aston Villa star to move to Man Utd, City or Liverpool
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‘Grealish needs to get out now!’ – Scholes urges Aston Villa star to move to Man Utd, City or Liverpool

A former Old Trafford favourite says the England international must leave Villa Park to prove he is a top player Paul Scholes has urged Jack Grealish to consider joining Manchester United, Manchester City or Liverpool, insisting the Aston Villa star "needs to get out now". Grealish has solidified his standing as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League this season, inspiring Villa's push for a European spot in the process. The 25-year-old is now being tipped to move on in the summer, which Scholes thinks is a necessity if he harbours ambitions to win trophies and reach an elite level.
Chelsea vs Man United: Paul Scholes Disagrees with Tuchel’s Comments after EPL 0-0 Draw
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Chelsea vs Man United: Paul Scholes Disagrees with Tuchel’s Comments after EPL 0-0 Draw

  Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has disagreed with Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel’s comments following both sides’ Premier League 0-0 draw. Chelsea and Man United played a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday night, with both teams having only a few chances during the encounter. The result means Chelsea are still on the fifth position on the log, while Man United are in the second position with 12 points behind leaders Manchester City. After the match, Tuchel had told Sky Sports: “It was a high-quality game between two very strong teams. We suffered in the first half, but overall it was an even game. In the second half, I thought we were really strong. “I thought we were closer to winning it, but there was a lot of quality on the pitch. Performance-w...
Paul Scholes Predicts Europa League Clash, Names Best Team Between Man United and AC Milan
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Paul Scholes Predicts Europa League Clash, Names Best Team Between Man United and AC Milan

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has predicted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to beat AC Milan when both sides clash in the Europa League last-16 first-leg tie on March 11 at Old Trafford. Scholes believes Man United have the best team in the Europa League ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham and will cruise past AC Milan. Man United eliminated Real Sociedad in the last-32, while AC Milan knocked Crvena Zvezda out from the competition. “[Manchester] United have the best squad left in the competition [Europa League],” Scholes told BT Sport. “We thought that last year, but obviously Sevilla were around then, and we know what they are like in the EL. “Man United are much better than Arsenal and Tottenham. I think United would cruise past Milan.”
EPL: Paul Scholes Names Man United’s Best Finisher
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EPL: Paul Scholes Names Man United’s Best Finisher

  Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has named Mason Greenwood as the club’s best finisher ahead of Marcus Rashford. Greenwood has endured a difficult time in front of a goal so far this season, scoring just four goals in 30 appearances in all competitions for Man United after primarily operating from the right-wing. The 19-year-old started as central forward on Thursday night as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side thrashed Real Sociedad 4-0 in the Europa League round of 32 first-leg tie at the Juventus Stadium, thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes (2), Rashford and Daniel James. Greenwood, who admitted that he wants to play as a striker after Man United defeated Real Sociedad, has seen the central forward role mainly occupied by Edinson Cavani this season. “It’s betwe...
EPL: Van Persie Names Best Six Footballers he has Played With
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EPL: Van Persie Names Best Six Footballers he has Played With

Former Holland striker, Robin van Persie, has named the best six footballers he played along with during his career. They are Thierry Henry, Wayne Rooney, Dennis Bergkamp, Ryan Giggs, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Paul Scholes. Van Persie left Arsenal for Manchester in 2012 under controversial circumstances. His 30 goals the next season almost single handedly returned the Premier League title to Old Trafford. The Dutchman eventually left the Red Devils after three seasons, moving to Fenerbahce before retiring at boyhood club Feyenoord in 2019. When asked for the most talented team-mate he played with, Van Persie instead named six. He told BBC Sport: “So difficult to name one. “I would go for Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Wayne Rooney and Ruud ...
EPL: Paul Scholes Rates Man United’s Title chances after 3-3 Draw With Everton
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EPL: Paul Scholes Rates Man United’s Title chances after 3-3 Draw With Everton

  Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has said that the club’s 3-3 draw against Everton is another “big blow” to their hopes of winning the English Premier League (EPL) title this season. Man United failed to beat Everton at Old Trafford, as goals from Edinson Cavani, Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay, Abdoulaye Doucoure, James Rodriguez and Dominic Calvert-Lewin  ensured both teams shared a point each. The result against Everton means Man United are now two points adrift leaders Manchester City, who have two games in hand. Asked about Man United’s Premier League title chance after the game, Scholes told Premier League Productions: “That’s a big blow. If you are talking about title hopes, it’s a big blow for them. Of course, it’s. “I just feel Paul Pogba going off wa...
Man United vs Southampton: Rashford Reacts after Breaking Eric Cantona’s Record
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Man United vs Southampton: Rashford Reacts after Breaking Eric Cantona’s Record

Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford, has spoken about overtaking the club’s legend, Eric Cantona’s goals record following his side’s Premier League 9-0 win over Southampton on Tuesday night at Old Trafford. Rashford’s first half goal against Southampton was his 83rd goal in all competitions for Man United, and the strike saw him surpass Cantona, who has 82 goals for the Red Devils. Only Wayne Rooney (253), Ryan Giggs (160), Paul Scholes (155), Ruud van Nistelrooy (150), Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (126), Andy Cole (121), Cristiano Ronaldo (118) and David Beckham (85) have scored more goals than Rashford in the club’s history. Reacting, Rashford said it was a special moment for him to overtake a player of Cantona’s calibre on Man United’s list of goalscorers. “He’s obvious...
Paul Scholes Reveals what Ighalo has Added to Man Utd Squad
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Paul Scholes Reveals what Ighalo has Added to Man Utd Squad

Former Manchester United midfield maestro, Paul Scholes, has revealed that striker, Odion Ighalo has added a ‘target man’ to the Red Devils squad. According to Scholes, Ighalo gives Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, a unique center-forward presence in his squad, which the club has been lacking for some time. Man United and Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua reached an agreement to extend Ighalo’s second loan contract until January 2021 last week. But Scholes said he has been pleasantly surprised by the impact the 30-year-old Nigerian striker has made at the Old Trafford so far. “You have to say Solskjaer’s three or four signings have been excellent,” Scholes told MUTV. “I was a little bit dubious about the Ighalo one, I was not quite...
‘Ronaldinho told me to join Man Utd!’ – Kleberson recalls Old Trafford transfer
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‘Ronaldinho told me to join Man Utd!’ – Kleberson recalls Old Trafford transfer

The Brazilian World Cup winner talks to Goal about where it all went wrong for him in England, and his dream of returning to the Premier League At a football academy in Philadelphia last week, there was great excitement among the young players when they got a video call from Quinton Fortune. The former Manchester United midfielder was taking questions about his career and the aspiring professionals were in awe of the fact that the South African had once shared a dressing room with legends of the game such as Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Roy Keane. However, if they had wanted to know sooner what it was like to play alongside some of the game's greats, they should have asked their coach. I've told them before but when they hear it from someone like Quinton, they believe what I'm sa...
Rashford reveals what he wants from Man Utd’s midfielders
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Rashford reveals what he wants from Man Utd’s midfielders

The Red Devils striker has spoken about the qualities he likes in midfielders as he reflects on his dream players Marcus Rashford has revealed what he wants from Manchester United’s midfielders as he admits it would have been a dream to play alongside Paul Scholes. The England international is the club’s leading goalscorer this season, despite having been ruled out since January with a back injury and has received praise for becoming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s talisman after the departure of Romelu Lukaku last summer. Rashford has yet to play with January signing Bruno Fernandes, who has improved United’s creativity in midfield, and will no doubt be excited to link up with the Portuguese star.
Nani names ex-Man Utd teammate Ronaldo as football’s greatest
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Nani names ex-Man Utd teammate Ronaldo as football’s greatest

Nani says former Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo is above Lionel Messi, Pele and Diego Maradona as football's greatest ever player. The Orlando City spent several seasons with Ronaldo at Old Trafford. "One player who really surprised me and impressed me a lot in the beginning was Paul Scholes - he was phenomenal," he told Football Wave. "My favourite was still Cristiano Ronaldo - the best. "Best player ever? I have seen so many... even from the past like Maradona, Pele... but I would pick my companion of many battles, someone I have won so much with, someone I really respect. "Numbers don't lie and they also show he is the best - Cristiano Ronaldo."
What Scholes, Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves Said About Odion Ighalo
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What Scholes, Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves Said About Odion Ighalo

Former Manchester United stars, Paul Scholes, Rio Ferdinand and Owen Hargreaves have hailed former Nigeria international, Odion Ighalo over his performance in the Europa League clash against Club Brugge last night. Ighalo netted his first goal for the Red Devils in their 5-0 bashing of Club Brugge. Ferdinand congratulated Ighalo for his first competitive goal for Manchester United. “Congrats @ighalojude. Special moment for you & your family!” He tweeted. Scholes told BT Sport that Ighalo will continue to score goals so long as another new signing, Bruno Fernandes is in the team. He said, “He did well tonight, he looked sharp. We said before the game he has not played since December. He looked sharp, he was good.” He noted that Ighalo has joined United at the right...
Bruno Fernandes a Mix of Paul Scholes and Veron – Ole
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Bruno Fernandes a Mix of Paul Scholes and Veron – Ole

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Man Utd got “a good deal” when they signed Bruno Fernandes, adding there are shades of Paul Scholes and Juan Sebastian Veron about the Portuguese playmaker. Ole has likened January signing Bruno Fernandes to Paul Scholes and Juan Sebastian Veron after he inspired Manchester United to victory over Watford. Fernandes opened his account for his new club with an audacious first-half penalty at Old Trafford and had a hand in Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood's goals as United won 3-0 to secure back-to-back league victories for only the third time this season. Bruno Fernandes inspired Manchester Utd to a 3-0 win over Watford at Old Trafford as he scored his first goal for the club with a cheekily taken penalty. Solskjaer believes Fernandes' latest perfor...
Kaka Chooses Between Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes
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Kaka Chooses Between Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes

Brazil legend, Kaka has chosen Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard over Chelsea’s Frank Lampard and former Manchester United star, Paul Scholes. Kaka said he admires Gerrard, who is now the manager at Scottish giants, Rangers. Kaka and Gerard locked horns in the 2005 and 2007 Champions League finals. Kaka, who spoke to Sport Bible as part of their ‘either/or’ series, said: “I like Gerrard. “Because we had this challenge between ourselves in 2005 and 2007, I really admire him. “Of course, Lampard was pretty amazing, Scholes the classic. “But I’ll have Gerrard.” Gerrard, a former England international ,enjoyed a memorable career on Merseyside, winning notable trophies such as the Champions League in 2005 and the FA Cup in both 2000/2001 and 2005/2006.
Paul Scholes Blasts Four Man United Stars as  Confusing Squad of Players
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Paul Scholes Blasts Four Man United Stars as Confusing Squad of Players

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes has slammed four stars of the club, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez, as “confusing squad of players”. This is coming following Man United’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Sunday in the Premier League encounter at Old Trafford. Scholes believes Rashfor, Lukaku, Martial and Sanchez are not good enough for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. “I think it’s a confusing club and a confusing squad of players at the minute,” Scholes told Premier League Productions. “I always think at Manchester United and at big clubs, you’re only as good as your centre forwards are and your attacking players. I’m not sure whether these attacking players are good enough. “We talk about potential with [Anthony] Martial, [Marcus] Rash...
Scholes Set to Return to Manchester United
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Scholes Set to Return to Manchester United

Former Manchester United midfielder, Paul Scholes, is set to make an unexpected return to the club, as part of the club’s summer restructuring, the UK Metro reports. Scholes came through the famous academy as part of the ‘Class of 92’, alongside the likes of David Beckham, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville. He played 718 times over 20 seasons under Sir Alex Ferguson’s tutelage, winning 11 Premier League titles, three FA Cups and two Champions League crowns. United are ready to shake up the club behind-the-scenes with a Director of Football one of their No.1 priorities. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s current assistant, Mike Phelan, is thought to be in line to be named technical director. It is currently unknown the exact job Scholes will be given, but it is thought he will help provide...
Paul Scholes Names Four Players Man United Shouldn’t Renew their Contracts
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Paul Scholes Names Four Players Man United Shouldn’t Renew their Contracts

Former Manchester United midfielder, Paul Scholes has advised the club not to renew the contracts of Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian this summer. Mata, Herrera, Valencia and Darmian’s contracts will expire at the end of the season. Scholes also urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side not to allow midfielder, Paul Pogba, leave Old Trafford amid interest from Real Madrid. The ex-midfield maestro stated this following Man United’s 2-1 victory over West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday evening. When asked if Man United should renew the contracts of Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian this summer, Scholes told BT Sport: “None of them. “I think there was a time going back a few years, when if United lost a player, no matte...
Scholes Speaks on Man United’s Title Chances, Predicts Champions League Clash against Barca
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Scholes Speaks on Man United’s Title Chances, Predicts Champions League Clash against Barca

Manchester United’s ex-midfielder, Paul Scholes, has said that he does not think the club will be on the challenge for the Premier League title next season. According to Scholes, United have not given any indication they could challenge for the title. Red Devil’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is currently not finding life easy as United boss, just a few weeks after being confirmed as the club’s permanent boss. United recorded a narrow 2-1 victory over West Ham on Saturday to boost their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League, but the former England midfielder said the club would need a dramatic squad overhaul in the summer to become title challengers under Solskjaer. “It feels like you almost need a full rebuild ...
Ibrahimovic Reveals Why Neville, Beckham Don’t Like Pogba
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Ibrahimovic Reveals Why Neville, Beckham Don’t Like Pogba

LA Galaxy striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has criticized Manchester United’s Class of 92 for slating Paul Pogba during their TV work. Ibrahimovic refers to the Class of 92, who include David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt, Phil Neville and Ryan Giggs, as the ‘Circle of Ferguson’ after legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson. He believes they did not like Pogba leaving for Juventus in 2012. “They are not there anymore. They are on TV and complaining all the time because they are not active in the club. If you want to work in the club, go and search for work in the club. “With Pogba, he was with United when he was young, then he went out and he came back. “And in the circle of Ferguson, they don’t like that. Because they stayed all their life under Ferguson and t...
Scholes Resigns As Oldham Manager, After Just 31 Days In Charge
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Scholes Resigns As Oldham Manager, After Just 31 Days In Charge

Paul Scholes has resigned from Oldham Athletic with immediate effect, after just 31 days in charge of the League Two club. The former Manchester United midfielder was appointed as boss of the Latics on February 11, but remarkably after just over a month in charge he has called time on his first managerial experience. The 44-year-old, who supported Oldham as boy, has claimed he has been forced to walk away from the role as he feels he is unable to "operate as intended" and has stated he was misled before taking job. Scholes won his first match at the helm of his hometown club, but subsequently drew three and lost three games during his brief spell in charge. The 44-year-old issued a statement, that read: 'It is with great regret that I have decided to leave the club with ...
Paul Scholes Appointed Manager Of Oldham
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Paul Scholes Appointed Manager Of Oldham

Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes has been appointed as manager of Oldham Athletic, the club announced on Monday. Paul Scholes appointed manager of Oldham Scholes, 44, is taking on his first managerial role, signing a contract with the club he supported as a boy after spending his entire playing career at Old Trafford. The former Premier League club are languishing in mid-table in League Two, the fourth tier of the English game. “Oldham Athletic are delighted to announce footballing legend Paul Scholes as the new first-team manager on a one-and-a-half-year-deal,” the club said in a statement. “Paul has won everything there is to win in football,” said owner Abdallah Lemsagam. “He is a man who will bring a lot of footballing knowledge and his hu...
Even Messi Will Struggle At Manchester United – Paul Scholes
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Even Messi Will Struggle At Manchester United – Paul Scholes

Former Manchester United player Paul Scholes believes Manchester United have sunk so low that even Lionel Messi would struggle to shine for his old club at the moment. Scholes claimed that United are turning into the new Liverpool while their old rivals and Manchester City laugh at them. And that Alexis Sanchez is too selfish to be a United player but can’t be sold because of the wages he was offered to turn down City. He added Mourinho’s side will struggle to win the Premier League title with Romelu Lukaku leading the attack. Paul Pogba’s cockiness means he will switch off after showing everyone how good he is. He’s ‘scared’ that United will lose their best players like Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford because of the way they have been treated by the manager. The ol...
Manchester United Won’t Win Premier League With Romelu Lukaku, Says Paul Scholes
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Manchester United Won’t Win Premier League With Romelu Lukaku, Says Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes has cast doubt over Manchester United’s title credentials with Romelu Lukaku leading the line. The Manchester United legend believes the Belgium international lacks the link-up play to thrive at Old Trafford and questioned his workrate. Lukaku has scored 20 Premier League goals in 40 starts since his arrival at the club, including four goals this season, but Scholes is not convinced he is good enough at the moment to spearhead the United attack singlehandedly. ‘I’m just not sure you are ever going to win the league with a goal scorer like him,’ he told ESPN. Scholes criticised Lukaku (Picture: VCG) ‘I don’t think his play outside of the box is good enough. I’m not sure if he works hard enough but he’s still a young man who has done well and scored a lot of goals....
Scholes: If Pogba Can Play Like This, There Shouldn’t Be A Better Player In World Football
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Scholes: If Pogba Can Play Like This, There Shouldn’t Be A Better Player In World Football

Goals from Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku saw the Red Devils beat Bournemouth 2-0 at the Vitality Stadium with Pogba one of the standout performers on the night. And Scholes, who had described Pogba's showing on Sunday as 'disrespectful', was quick to praise the midfielder this time around. 'There's no doubt about the lad's ability, we've seen it over the years,' the 43-year-old pundit said on Sky Sports following the game. 'He was good tonight, there was a lot of pressure on him after the game on Sunday. As his manager said he did everything simple. 'It was a complete contrast from the way he was playing on Sunday. If he can play like this there shouldn't be a better player in world football really.' United boss Jose Mourinho took exception to Scholes' critique of Pogba following t...
Mourinho Parking The Bus At Man Utd Not A Problem For Scholes
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Mourinho Parking The Bus At Man Utd Not A Problem For Scholes

Jose Mourinho “parking the bus” is now a necessary requirement for Manchester United to get results, says Paul Scholes. The Red Devils legend admits that the club would have struggled to justify that approach in his day, but times have changed. Under Sir Alex Ferguson, an all-conquering United side were expected to show attacking intent every time they took to the field. A period of much change at Old Trafford has, however, moved the club away from that philosophy and left them in a position where a defensive mindset can be just as productive. Responding to the criticism levelled at Mourinho in the wake of an uninspiring 0-0 draw away at Liverpool in the Premier League, Scholes told BT Sport when asked whether keeping things tight is the right tactic for United: "I think it is now, pro...
Beckham, Scholes And Gary Neville Pay Class Of 92 Coach Eric Harrison A Visit
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Beckham, Scholes And Gary Neville Pay Class Of 92 Coach Eric Harrison A Visit

David Beckham, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes were part of the infamous Old Trafford team that won the FA Youth Cup in 1992, with Harrison at the helm. Now, though, the former coach is battling dementia as he grows older, and he was paid a visit by three of his proteges at his home. Harrison posed for pictures with the trio, who went on to forge incredible careers under Sir Alex Ferguson at United, before moving on to coaching and punditry themselves. Beckham is perhaps the most famous, and he smiled for a heartwarming picture next to Harrison on the sofa during the visit. The 79-year-old joined United back in 1981 after a playing career of his own that took in the likes of Halifax, Hartlepool and Barrow. He made his name after hanging up his boots though, working first under Ron Atkin...
Van Gaal Claims United’s Decision To Appoint Mourinho Was About Finance
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Van Gaal Claims United’s Decision To Appoint Mourinho Was About Finance

The Dutchman has broken his silence on the way he was ruthlessly sacked by United in May 2016, less than 24 hours after winning the FA Cup at Wembley. Van Gaal, who has compared his dismissal to a public execution, reckons that the only thing the men who run the Old Trafford care about is money. And he has revealed that Woodward confessed to him that the decision to appoint Mourinho was commercially motivated. Van Gaal said: “Manchester United had record (financial) figures in the two years that I was there. “And don't underestimate what that means for United. Nothing as important as the figures for United. “Look, every big club needs a good organization. The people in charge can run the club in football way or in a commercial way. “At Manchester United the balance has tipped well ov...
Usain Bolt Offered Football Trial By English Side Burton
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Usain Bolt Offered Football Trial By English Side Burton

The legendary sprinter Usain Bolt would be welcome to come on trial at English Championship side, Burton. The-30-year-old wants to make it as a footballer now he has hung up his running spikes. He is set to train with Borussia Dortmund – though a move to the Bundesliga giants is highly unlikely. Yet the door has been opened to a switch to England’s second tier with Nigel Clough’s Albion. The unlikely opportunity comes after Brewers chairman Ben Robinson revealed a trial offer would be forthcoming should Bolt be interested. Robinson told SunSport, “I’m sure we would (offer a trial) and that the manager would. He’s quick, if nothing else! “He’s done great for his sport athletics and if you look at Adam Gemili who was in the 4x100m relay he played football when he was younge...
Man United’s Carrick Open To Playing As Long As Giggs Did
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Man United’s Carrick Open To Playing As Long As Giggs Did

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says he could keep playing as long as his former teammate Ryan Giggs, who retired at age 40. Carrick, 35, has spent 11 years with United and was already feted at a testimonial match last month at Old Trafford. He signed a new one-year contract last month and told Sky Sports on Friday that he learned a lot about extending his career from teammates like Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville. Asked if he had any set plans about retirement, Carrick said: “I haven’t got an age in mind really, I need to just take it year by year. I said that last year, I said it the year before and I will say it again next year too. “I have learnt a lot off of Giggsy and the likes of Scholes and Gary Neville, who went on to play until their late 30s. “I ...
Paul Scholes Slams Pogba As Manchester United Lose To Feyenoord
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Paul Scholes Slams Pogba As Manchester United Lose To Feyenoord

Paul Scholes says Manchester United’s world record signing Paul Pogba is not performing like the player the club bought for £100million. ‘It’s been a little bit of a struggle for him so far,’ said BT Sport pundit Scholes. ‘Tonight, again, wasn’t his best performance. I think it will come. It’s still very early days. ‘I don’t really know what position he’s playing at the minute. Has he got a position? Has he been told to play where he wants? He seems to be a little all over the place at times. I think he’s trying to do too much on the ball. ‘He’s trying to beat three or four players. He’s running with the ball. He should keep it simple for now. ‘That’s not the player Manchester United bought. They didn’t buy a Lionel Messi to go and beat five players and stick it in the top corn...

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