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Dwight Yorke asked to pick between Paul Scholes and Casemiro, it was an easy call

Dwight Yorke asked to pick between Paul Scholes and Casemiro, it was an easy call

The former Manchester United striker was asked to pick between Paul Scholes and Casemiro.

Dwight Yorke says he would pick Paul Scholes over Casemiro "every day of the week", despite his recent form for Manchester United.

Since his £70 million move from Real Madrid last summer, the Brazilian midfielder has been nothing short of a revelation at Old Trafford.

In fact, without the experienced midfielder in their ranks, United look weak in midfield, as displayed in their lacklustre 2-2 draw against Leeds on Wednesday, when Casemiro missed out through suspension.

The 30-year-old has brought bags of experience, composure from deep and a winning mentality to Erik ten Hag's project of late.

But former United striker Yorke believes Casemiro is nowhere near the level of former teammate Paul Scholes.

Yorke, a former Trinidad and Tobago international, lifted three Premier League titles and a Champions League during his four year spell at Old Trafford and played alongside Scholes throughout that period.

He acknowledges Casemiro's impact since coming in, but looks down on comparisons between the five-time Champions League winner and Scholes.

“When you look at Casemiro's resume as a player, he's done it all. But is he as prolific as Paul Scholes? No," Yorke told OLBG.

“Does he have as good of a passing range as Scholesy? No. But he has taken on the role at Manchester United and has boosted the energy in the team. Casemiro has come with a great pedigree, so is it surprising what he's doing at the moment? Not for me.

“I'd pick Scholesy every day of the week over Casemiro, as good as he's been for Manchester United recently, he's not in the same league as Scholes. I would not swap anyone in my 99 treble team for Casemiro.”

Image credit: Alamy
Image credit: Alamy

In the interview, Yorke also said United miss a Roy Keane type figure who leads by example.

"Roy Keane is the player Manchester United need in the team now, because of his leadership quality," the 51-year-old said. "He would give everyone a kick. He would get everyone moving in the team and raise the standards.”


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Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Casemiro, Paul Scholes, Manchester United