Paul Scholes Brutally Plays Down Liverpool's Club World Cup Victory
Paul Scholes has played down Liverpool's recent Club World Cup win and joked his badminton trophy was more significant to him.
Liverpool won the trophy out in Qatar after defeating Flamengo on Saturday night.
But Scholes, who won the trophy with Manchester United in 2008, has played down the significance of winning it.
"Even now if someone said to you 'What trophies did you win over the years?' I don't think we'd mention the World Club Championship." :eyes:
They won it just like #LFC back it in 2008...#MUFC legend Paul Scholes tells @RobbieSavage8 his badminton trophy is more important to him :joy: pic.twitter.com/UYQAbpcgiw
- BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) December 27, 2019
He told BBC Five Live:
"You want to win it (Club World Cup) once you're there but I don't think it was ever something we were desperate to win.
"Even now if someone said to you 'What trophies did you win over the years?' I don't think we'd mention the Club World Championship."
It will come as no surprise that the United legend isn't keen to lavish Jurgen Klopp's side with praise.
He also went on to joke that a badminton trophy he won at a local club meant more than his Club World Cup triumph with the 'Red Devils.'
Liverpool fans on Twitter were quick to react to the 45-year-old's comments.
Not sure anyone's really arsed what the most overrated player in history has to say, not fit to lace Milners boots
- Joe Blackmore (@joeblackers15) December 27, 2019
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Next thing he will be telling us the league was never that important.....
- Dotsie (@mdoherty1979) December 27, 2019
Remember when Man Utd dropped out the FA Cup so they could play in the World Club Championship..... must be some badminton trophy! :eyes::trophy::thumbsdown: pic.twitter.com/LB6zhv5Oxf
- Whiston Juniors U7 Marc Satchell (@marcsatch) December 27, 2019
In fairness to Scholes, he was critical of the trophy when United featured back in 2008.
Sir Alex Ferguson had to fly his men out to Japan in the midst of a title charge, which meant huge fixture congestion in January.
Scholes told Daily Mail at the time,
"It's a big club competition and we want to win.
The club didn't even acknowledge it afterwards... not like they stitched it in the front of the kit or anything was it :wink: #bitter pic.twitter.com/CoNaQpzVPq
- Nic Perrem (@nicperrem) December 27, 2019
"But obviously, we'd probably rather be here, playing our league game and not have so many fixtures in January like we've got.
"It's one of those things. We managed to win the European Cup last year and sometimes afterwards you have to do things maybe you don't want to do."
It's doubtful that his comments will effect Liverpool as they roll on at the top of the Premier League.
They demolished second place Leicester City 4-0 on Boxing Day to move 13 points clear.
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