Deco on Chelsea's player power, Jose Mourinho, Paul Scholes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
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Can Mesut Ozil be branded unambitious for Arsenal move? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has claimed that Mesut Ozil took the 'easy route' by opting to join Arsenal from Real Madrid last season. The Gunners paid a club record £42.5m for the German's services but has failed to make a last impact for the North London club.
Louis van Gaal has come under plenty of criticism under recent weeks for the style of football Manchester United are playing. The results haven't been too bad, with United currently sitting third in the league and in the next round of the FA Cup, but the football hasn't been exciting to watch.
Paul Scholes, in his column in The Independent, has spoken about the expectations on players when he was in the team, and his feelings on the football that United are currently playing.
Paul Scholes has described Louis Van Gaal's reaction to Sam Allardyce's jibe as "bizarre", adding that the reaction was not suited to a Manchester United manager.
Following United's last minute equaliser against West Ham on Sunday, Allardyce slammed United as a "long ball" team, only for Van Gaal to produce a dossier in Tuesday's press conference showing that Allardyce's comments were baseless.
Victor Valdes played for United's U-21s against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford recently, the first time he had been on our pitch since being in goal for our Champions League semi-final win over Barcelona, when Paul Scholes scored that goal.
Jose Mourinho has been handed out another fine by the FA after claiming that officials were waging a "campaign" against Chelsea, in which they were denying penalties they deserved and ignoring dives. This of course ignores the fact no punishment was dished out to Gary Cahill for kicking Harry Kane in the back, or the numerous wrong-doings Diego Costa has got away with this season.
With last month seeing the release of "Made in Manchester", an ebook in which some of the best Manchester United writers around look back at United's best academy graduates—all proceeds from which go to the Trafford Macmillan Wellbeing Centre—it seemed a good time to pick a top five from the many fine products of United's remarkable youth system.
Manchester United's best ever late goal is so obvious that it doesn't need to be included in any top five list. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won us the treble and none of us who were old enough to enjoy it will ever get an experience from following United to top that. However, after Daley Blind kept up his 100% record of scoring late equalisers away to teams whose name start with "West" on Sunday, thoughts naturally turned to United's marvellous habit of leaving the drama until late.
With Gareth Bale an unpopular player at Real Madrid, despite essentially scoring the goal that won them their 10th European Cup last season, Paul Scholes reckons the Welshman should sign for Manchester United this summer.
I watched El Clasico on Sunday and it was clear Bale was having a hard time of it.
In an interview with the Evening News, Ander Herrera was made aware that Paul Scholes was the last midfielder to get in double figures for United. In the 2004-05 season Scholes scored 12 goals. Herrera is on five and is keen to emulate Scholes.
Paul Scholes is maybe the biggest midfielder in the United history.
Carlos Tevez has spoken about players he admired when he was younger and has claimed that, whilst it's great getting to play with Andrea Pirlo at Juventus, Paul Scholes is the best player he's played with.
When I was a child I used to play with pebbles. I never collected figurines of players, because I was very poor and I couldn't afford them.
The Belgian second division kicked up a bit of a wonder goal over the weekend, withAS Eupen's Victor Curto Ortiz connecting with a corner sweetly on the edge of theRacing Mechelen penalty area and sending a "Paul Scholes volley"flashing past the rooted 'keeper.
Ahead of United's 1-0 victory over Liverpool at Anfield in 2007, Sir Alex Ferguson was asked whether he would welcome a title win for his rivals. They had gone 17 years without a title, leading a journalist to ask the United manager whether he would like their drought to end.