Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has incredibly claimed that he had doubts as to whether midfielder Paul Scholes will be able to make the grade as a first-team regular at the club.
Scholes is regarded as one of the finest midfielders to have graced the game. His vision and passing abilities has helped United win numerous trophies including the Champions League. After his recent retirement, United have been struggling in order to assert control over their opponents. This has largely been attributed to the absence of Scholes, although Michael Carrick has been doing his best to step into the role.
Strangely, Scholes would have never become a United great according to Ferguson. Despite being the brand ambassador at Manchester United with an annual salary of around £ 2 million, Ferguson has been taking life easy in the last 12 months. He recently released an autobiography that came out with numerous revelations about players like Roy Keane and David Beckham. Outside the autobiography, he has stated that Scholes, who went on to make 718 appearances for the club, denote convince him during the initial stages. One of the primary reasons for this lack of confidence was the physical stature of Scholes, who is a relatively short player.
“I was very aware that the first time I clapped eyes on Paul Scholes, I thought: ‘too small’.But that’s when nurturing talent comes in.And you’re rewarded hugely. It’s a fantastic challenge but I’m speaking mostly about leadership and I’m comfortable doing that,” said Ferguson, who recently provided backing to manager Louis van Gaal. The Dutchman has been struggling as the replacement for David Moyes, who did not last a full season himself, and is yet to win an away match this campaign. United take on nemesis Arsenal in a league match after the international break.