Do Manchester United still need to replace Scholes?
Paul Scholes was simply one of the best passers of his time. Many greats like Zidane, Xavi, Iniesta, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo have all admired Paul Scholes as a footballer. He was out of this world. And his dedication on and off the pitch is what made him a great player but not to forget that his touch, passing, flair and movement was absolutely perfect. His vision and passing abilities were incredible he wasn’t nicknamed GPS for no reason, whenever the ball left Paul Scholes’s feet it would always find the correct destination. He was praised very little during the early stages of his career until he dropped deeper into defensive midfield and started to dominate possession and scoring some vital goals for Manchester United like the thunderbolt that beat Barcelona.
Do Manchester United still need to replace Paul Scholes? With the likes of Sweinsteiger and Herrera you would think not but neither of them can do a job like Scholes. Don’t get me wrong, they’re very good players but Scholes has everything a midfielder needs “Apart from tackling”. Herrera or Sweinsteiger are the type of players that you would have playing next to Scholes. There was big questions asked wether or not Wayne Rooney could be a good replacement but it looks like he wants to remain as a striker. Schneiderlin and Carrick are probably too defensive and lack the technique to replace Scholes although Carrick has proven to be a very good passer over the years but doesn’t have too many years left in his career. The likes of Nick Powell and Andreas Pereira could be good contenders for that role but it’s too early to judge and only time will tell. “I only had four world class players at Manchester United, Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Cristiano Ronaldo” – Sir Alex Ferguson.