Arsenal star best in England claims Manchester United legend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United legend and probably the best central midfielder England have ever had Paul Scholes wasn't sure about the progress of Arsenal's Jack Wilshere few months' back. Back in March, Scholes was being critical about Arsenal's midfield and Wilshere in particular.
Paul Scholes has said he fears for Manchester United's future, insisting that unless major signings are made, the club could follow the same path that took Liverpool into the wilderness in the 1990s.
After a summer that started promisingly with the arrivals of Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera and the appointment of Louis Van Gaal, United have dragged their heels for the last two months while their direct rivals have strengthened and Saturday's defeat against Swansea was a timely reminder that the gap between United and the elite of English football is widening.
Paul Scholes has described Louis Van Gaal as a "mad genius" and has claimed Manchester United will not win the league this season, as they haven't strengthened their squad enough, compared to what their Premier League rivals have done.
The former United midfield maestro is confident the club have got the right man to steady the ship after a disastrous 12 months and towards a top four finish, but Scholes insists a title challenge is beyond the current squad's capabilities, as they lack quality in midfield, despite the arrival of Ander Herrera.
David Beckham and Paul Scholes react as Man Utd are dumped out of League Cup by York in '95
Having missed out on Europe under the failed reign of David Moyes, Manchester United were involved in the Capital One Cup second round draw for the first time since 1995 (when 'Fergie's fledglings' lost 4-3 on aggregate to York City).
Despite steadfastly refusing to say a word throughout his playing days, Paul Scholes can't keep from spouting off with a Paddy Power blog, a cameo pundit stint with Sky Sports toward the tail-end of last season and now two count 'em!
Paul Scholes has described new Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal as a man possessing "the Mida's touch",but admitted the Dutchman will have to perform at his best if he is to bring United back to the Premier League's summit.
In his latest blog for bookmaker Paddy Power, Scholes pointed at Van Gaal's influence in guiding a good, but by no means vintage, Holland team to the semifinal and claimed fans and players alike will be excited by the prospect of the former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern manager taking charge at Old Trafford.
Manchester United should sign Real Madrid summer target, says OT legend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes the Red Devils should sign their long-term transfer target Toni Kroos.
The Bayern Munich midfielder has one year left on his contract and has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford, with their former manager David Moyes scouting the German international on multiple occasions.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney dismissed Paul Scholes' criticism on Thursday, saying he is 'not interested' in his former team-mate's comments.
Scholes, who was part of Ryan Giggs coaching staff at the end of the season, wondered in a recent interview whether we have seen the best of Rooney, whether he will ever get back to the player he was two or three years ago and whether the Englandd striker was 'worn out', having started his senior career with Everton at the age of 16.
England camp defend Wayne Rooney from Scholes attack - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Wayne Rooney remains an enigma for England in major tournaments. The promise that has failed to deliver on the biggest stage over recent years has another chance to prove his world class in Brazil. If England get the player who seems to don England's shirt like a cement-overcoat rather than the bustling force-of-nature in the red of Manchester United however, would, or even should, Roy Hodgson drop him?
Livepool's scintillating brand of soccer brought them within a whisker of a Premier League title this season. In the process, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge all emerged as great hopes for England in a World Cup year.
The style of play was so refreshing that even a club legend at Liverpool's biggest rival feels England should emulate the way Brendan Rodgers structured his team.
Paul Scholes has claimed thatWayne Rooney might have already reached his peak and that Ed Woodward will have a lot to answer for if United do not complete a couple of world class signings this summer.
Rooney looked set to leave United last summer after relationship between him and Sir Alex Ferguson broke down, but was convinced to remain at the club by David Moyes and ended up signing a new five-year deal which will probably keep him at Old Trafford for the remainder of his career.
What is it with former Manchester United midfielders hammering current players in the press? For years former United captain Roy Keane has taken potshots at United players, while today's newspapers all carry some hard hitting comments from Paul Scholes about striker Wayne Rooney andexecutive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
Paul Scholes has had a pop at Manchester City fans for failing to sell out yet another big game at the Etihad.
"The crowd need to get behind this team they need to create a special European atmosphere," Scholes said. "I was lucky enough to play at Old Trafford and we always talked about the atmosphere on a Tuesday night, the special atmosphere you create, and the crowd is rocking when you go out for a warm up.
Paul Scholes, who has been fairly critical of United in the media recently, has sung the praises of new signings Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao.
"The calibre of player we have brought in is top quality, like Di Maria and Falcao," Scholes told MUTV. "These are proper players. We just have to find a way of getting them all in the same team, playing well and scoring goals which we have struggled to do a little bit.
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