Date: 30th May 2014 at 7:49am
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During his playing career Paul Scholes was the quiet man of the United squad.

Despite being amongst the best of his kind and giving man-of-the-match performances on a regular basis, the Oldham-born Scholes was always very reluctant to get involved with the press and very rarely shared his opinions.

However, this week, Scholes appears to be making up for that.

Already Scholes, with the England World Cup squad appearing to be his focal point, has gone on record claiming that Wayne Rooney is past his best, something the England camp have rather vociferously denied and today Scholes has had a verbal pop at two more of the England squad, aiming vociferous barbs in the direction of Glen Johnson and Frank Lampard.

Talking about the Liverpool right-back, Johnson, Scholes has had this to say,

“The question mark is Johnson at right-back. It`s probably Phil Jones best position right now. Johnson had just two assists for Liverpool last season, so did not provide a genuine attacking threat, whatever the perception.”

And with reference to Lampard has added,

“Not bringing Michael back is a mistake. If there`s an injury to Gerrard nobody jumps out to replace him.”

“At a certain age, you cannot bomb forward any more.”

“If you have the talent, you learn to stay back and dictate the pace of a match and your game.”

“That is the big difference between Steven and Lampard.”

“I`m not sure that Lampard has the ability to control a game. He`s always someone who`s up trying to score goals.”


Now whilst it might be admirable for Scholes to champion the causes of both Phil Jones and Michael Carrick, am I the only one who is struggling to understand why Scholes has done a complete u-turn when it comes to speaking to the media.

Personally, I prefer the quiet lad from Oldham image, how about you?