Paul Scholes, ex-Manchester United legend has revealed that his partnership with Juan Sebastian Veron was a disaster.
Scholes said that partnership with Veron on the midfield position was not easy, as he wanted sir Alex Ferguson ( the then manager of man utd) to pair him up with a defensive Midfielder, so being paired with Veron and Anderson was a struggle.
Veron who transferred from Lazio to Manchester United in a €28.1m deal in 2001, just stayed two seasons at Old Trafford before he was sold at a low price to Chelsea.
According to Scholes in an interview, he preferred playing with Roy Keane and Micheal Carrick. It was a struggle playing with attacking Midfielders, as he needed a partner who played defensive.
He further disclosed that Veron and Anderson didn’t fit into his style.
“I played with Nicky [Butt], I played with Roy [Keane] – Michael Carrick. I loved playing with all of them. It wasn’t great playing with people who [were] attacking people, I needed someone who played that [defensive] position really well.”
Neville then asked: ‘Someone like Veron, you mean?’
Scholes replied: “Yeah, I and Veron were a disaster.
“I think me and Anderson did it once. Just, no, it’s not working, is it? Just two lads who don’t care about defending, don’t know the [defensive] position that well.”
Well, the Manchester United of today seems to have pretty good Midfielders, with Christen Eriksen, Mc Tominay, and Bruno Fernandez doing wonders in the midfield.
Paul Scholes, is an English professional soccer player, he is recognized as one of the greatest midfielders in Europe, he won 11 premier league titles, three FA cups, and two champions league trophies with Old Trafford